Hinsdale Officer Receives Award for Tourniquet Save – December 3, 2015

A Hinsdale Police Officer recently received an award for his quick thinking, preparedness, and willingness to help that attributed to a life saved. The driver of a cement truck struck a wall while driving through a construction zone.. His arm was pinned between the truck’s cab and the wall, and he was bleeding heavily from the injury. The officer applied a SOF® Tourniquet he was carrying on his person, buying the victim crucial time until paramedics arrived. Emergency room staff said that without the officer’s actions, the driver would have lost his arm and most likely his life to severe blood loss.

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