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A still-growing roster of wounded and willing

As the seconds ticked by, Pat Foley knelt on the sidewalk, watching in growing desperation as ambulance after ambulance, packed with people, passed without stopping. The Boston firefighter twisted tight a makeshift tourniquet in each hand — one bleeding victim on his right; another on his left — and tried to reassure the man and woman on the ground that help was coming.

A few feet away, Boston Police Officer Shana Cottone was shouting at the ambulances, frantically trying to wave them down, seized by the overwhelming fear that the people on the sidewalk would bleed to death there at her feet.

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