The Grand Rapids (MI) Police Department recently released a video showing two officers rushing to save a man who had been shot in the head and transporting the victim in their patrol vehicle rather than waiting for an ambulance. Chief Eric Winstrom is calling them heroes.
Four people were wounded in a July 17 shooting. Three sustained minor injuries, but one had been more seriously injured.
“The heroic actions of Officer Andrew Smith and Officer Laura Saxton during an extremely chaotic and dangerous situation undoubtedly saved this man’s life,” Winstrom tells 13ABC. "They did not seek out or wait for permission. They knew what needed to be done and they acted to preserve life. And after they had transferred the victim to the care of emergency room personnel, they immediately returned to the scene to work alongside their fellow officers. I am honored to serve with them.”