MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WJHL) — According to a Facebook post from the Memphis Police Department, one officer’s training and quick thinking saved a man’s life.
A few weeks ago, two officers were sent to Crockett Street in response to an assault in which two people had been shot.
After arriving, the officers called for paramedics and checked on the victims.
Officer Christopher Williams encountered a 26-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds and realized he would have to act quickly before the ambulance arrived.
Officer Williams began giving first aid and utilized his medical kit and medi-cop training.
A chest wound seal was applied to the victim so that he could breathe, and officer Williams also stopped the bleeding in the victim’s leg with a tourniquet and gauze.
Family of the victim was also on scene and visibly upset.
Paramedics arrived and relieved Williams of his life-saving measures.
In the following weeks, the victim underwent three emergency surgeries and is expected to make a full recovery.
Officer Williams has kept in touch with the victim via FaceTime, and the family has expressed their gratitude to the officer.
“I was just glad the Lord placed me in his path that day and guided my hand to help save him,” Williams said to the family and victim.
Officer Williams expressed his gratitude to the Memphis Police Department and officer Craig Brown of the training academy for giving him the training and equipment to save a life.