A Milwaukee police officer used a tourniquet to help save a man’s life after he had been shot in the leg.
Officer Lisa Bradley learned how to use a tourniquet at a tactical EMS program that she attended.
The 51-year-old victim had been shot in the thigh on August 1. Neighbors had used a belt around the wound in an attempt to stop the bleeding but it wasn’t enough. When Officer Bradley arrived she used a tourniquet higher up on the man’s leg to stop the bleeding until paramedics could arrive.
Officer Bradley said to WISN 12 News.
Been to quite a few shootings and wanting to make sure that he didn’t become a homicide victim due to his injuries because of the significant blood loss, just wanted to make sure he was OK.
After the tourniquet was put in place, Officer Bradley and her fellow officers at the scene were able to reassure the man that he was going to be ok and that help was on the way.
A police spokesman told WISN 12 News the department is now discussing the idea of having tourniquets in all of its patrol cars.
For more information, visit WISN.com.
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