Warwick, RI — Three officers called to Bayside Apartments on Sandy Lane Saturday at 8:30 p.m. found a 41-year-old Warwick bleeding heavily from his arms and quickly treated him, using direct pressure and a tourniquet until a WFD rescue arrived.
Officers Brian Chianese, Geoffrey Waldman, and Aaron Kay found the man behind Building C of the apartment complex at 212 Sandy Lane as they investigated a report of a man yelling for help, according to WPD Maj. Christine Kelley.
The man had a severe laceration to the right arm, causing arterial bleeding, and other lacerations to his arms, Kelley said. Kay and Waldman applied direct pressure to the man’s wounds, and Chianese applied a department-issued Combat Application Tourniquets (CAT). The efforts of the officers saved the man’s life, Kelley said, “In keeping with the fine tradition of the Warwick Police Department.”
Kelley could not comment on how the man was injured. No arrests were made as a result of the incident.
All Warwick Police Department officers received training in injury assessment and application of tourniquets for severe arterial injury in November 2015. Officers were issued Combat Application Tourniquets (CAT) after the training. This is the first use of a CAT since the training.
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