VIDEO: Ohio Officers Honored for Saving Lives With Tourniquets

Golf Manor, OH, police Lt. Michael Forrest and Cincinnati Police Officers Luke Wylie and Alexander Saulsbury were all honored by Rep. Brad Wenstrup Thursday for saving lives using tourniquets, reports WCPO.

Forrest said he relied on his military training. "Act. Move. Do something," he said.

Wenstrup is no stranger to tourniquets either. He's a combat surgeon who used one in June 2017 to stop bleeding on his colleague Steve Scalise when a gunman opened fire on their baseball practice.

"Upon recognizing that he had a bleeding problem internally, we were able to use a belt to start with until things arrived and we were able to put on a tourniquet," he said.

That saved Scalise's life, just like Forrest saved his neighbor. Dr. Jay Johannigman of UC Health said that gave the man a second chance.

"The young man's artery was repaired that evening," he said. "The young man went home five days later."

The event was part of an awareness campaign prmote the "Stop the Bleed" program, which is training people in the area to use tourniquets to save lives.

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