A Leesburg Police officer's quick actions on Wednesday kept a 28-year-old man suffering from a self-inflicted knife wound from further injury.
Officer Chris Parker, the first on scene in responding to a domestic disturbance at a home on Fort Evans Road NE, found the man in a back bedroom with a knife wound to his forearm and significant blood on the floor, according to Lt. Jeff Dube', Leesburg Police public information officer.
Parker used a leather belt as a tourniquet to the man's upper arm to stop the blood flow and provided treatment for shock until medics arrived.
It was later determined the man had seriously wounded himself with a folding knife, Dube' said.
The man was taken by ambulance to Inova Hospital's emergency room for treatment.
Parker credited advanced life-saving treatment he recently received for the knowledge to properly place the tourniquet on the man's arm.
“As part of a regional effort, Leesburg Police Officers are being trained and equipped under the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Initiative. Officer Parker’s outstanding efforts in a critical situation have demonstrated how our community will benefit from the TECC Initiative” Chief of Police Joseph R. Price said in a prepared statement.
Leesburg Police Officers are in the process of receiving advanced life-saving training with the use of trauma kits that will be deployed with each officer.
The trauma kits were received through Urban Area Security Initiative grant funding.
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