River Rock Police Officers Honored at Stop the Bleed Event
Round Rock Officers Are Recognized For Their Heroic Actions
Two Round Rock officers and a Williamson County Sheriff’s Department deputy have been honored for medical assistance to injured people, stabilizing then until EMT personnel arrived. The officers used tourniquets to stop severe bleeding injuries they encountered during calls.
Seton Medical Center Williamson started its “Stop the Bleed” training program with the award of specially engraved Challenge Coins to the officers. The free training program offered by Seton Medical Center educates those attending about how to handle bleeding emergencies. Not all departments have received training in how to handle this kind of life-threatening emergency. Stop the Bleed stresses the importance of tourniquets in stopping bleeding. Officers and others receiving this training learn how to properly use tourniquets
Round Rock officers Chris Wilson and Dominic McCabe were recognized for their use of a tourniquet to stop bleeding, after they responded to a report of a person suffering an accidental gunshot wound. Assistant Deputy Roy Ficac of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office accepted the honor on behalf of Deputy Mark Bell. Deputy Bell used a tourniquet to stop the bleeding of a severe arm injury.
The recognition is important. Not only does it honor the quick action of these three officers in stabilizing severe injuries, but also the publicity will attract attention to the benefits of this training. Training in quickly stopping blood flow from injuries is particularly important for officers, who are likely to be first on the scene of an accident where severe bleeding can make a severe injury fatal. The quick actions of these three officers may have saved two lives, and illustrates the value of Stop the Bleed training.
While the Stop the Bleed training is particularly useful for officers, it is also valuable for teachers, parents, and businesses. Injuries that result in severe bleeding may occur at any time or place, and quick action will save lives.
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