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First Aid

Atlanta Officer Shot while Investigating Burglary

Reports say the officer was hit in the leg and immediate medical assistance from fellow officers prevented the wound from becoming life-threatening.

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Passing Motorists Aided Wounded CHP Officer During Gun Grab Attack

"The struggle continued, at which point several passing motorists stopped to assist the injured officer by providing medical aid and restraining Du until additional law enforcement personnel arrived," the CHP said.

NYPD Officers Rush 4-Year-Old Boy Who Fell from 6th Floor Apartment to Hospital

The boy survived the fall from the Patterson Houses NYCHA complex. He was alert but crying and appeared to sustain a leg injury.

Portland Officers Saved Shooting Victim with Tourniquet

Both officers drew on their police bureau medical training. They carry Individual First Aid Kits. Officer Wyatt reached for the hemostatic gauze designed to stop the bleeding and packed it into the victim’s wound. Officer Raphael applied a tourniquet.

PA Officer Honored for Saving Teenage Gunshot Victim

“A 17-year-old male was shot. I observed a male lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper left-hand abdominal quadrant,” Officer David Voorhees said.

QuikClot Combat Gauze LE

This bleeding control solution creates a robust clot to control bleeding fast until medical support arrives.

NYPD Officer Saves Stabbing Victim Using Potato Chip Bag and Tape

Body camera video released by the New York Police Department showed Officer Ronald Kennedy placing the bag over the man's wound described by emergency personnel as a "sucking chest wound."

Pennsylvania Officers Lauded for Life-Saving Use of Tourniquet on Hemorrhaging Woman

Two officers with the UPMC Police Department in Pittsburgh are being lauded as heroes for saving the life of a woman who was bleeding by applying a tourniquet and keeping her calm until other first responders were able to get to the scene.

Critically Wounded LA County Deputy Put Tourniquet on Her Partner, Radioed for Help

Immediately after the shooting, the female deputy can be seen on surveillance video struggling to place a tourniquet on her partner even as she herself is bleeding from gunshot wounds.

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Missouri Officer Uses Tourniquet to Save Child Wounded in Drive-By

Police responded to the scene and found the child shot twice, once in the arm and once in the stomach.

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