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USA - Garland County deputy uses tourniquet, saves citizen's life

by Katie Clement Monday, February 12th 2018

Garland County (KATV) — A Garland County deputy has been credited with saving a man's life after he used a tourniquet to stop a citizen from bleeding profusely. Officials say Deputy Morgan's application of the tourniquet stopped critical blood loss, allowing time for EMS to arrive on the scene and transport the citizen to a local hospital.

On January 26, just before 1:00 a.m., the Garland County 911 center received a call from a citizen who was cut on the arm and bleeding continuously, according to the Sheriff's office.

When Deputy Morgan arrived on scene, he entered the residence and found an unresponsive citizen on the floor. Morgan quickly applied his department-issued tourniquet and is now being credited with saving the citizens life. Sheriff McCormick had this to say about Morgan's quick thinking, Emerging trends in law enforcement have shown that the use of tourniquets saves lives for both law enforcement and civilians.

This is not the first time that a tourniquet has been deployed to save a life by Garland County deputies, and I am convinced that this tool will continue to prove itself invaluable for the deputies and citizens of Garland County.

All uniformed deputies who have received tourniquet training are required to wear it as part of their duty belt.

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