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Three Clarksville Police Officers Receive Lifesaving Award

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On November 18th, 2011, Officers Jeff Danault, Mark Wilson, and Nathan Lee were presented with The Lifesaving Award at a ceremony held at Police Headquarters. The Lifesaving Award is given to officers whose actions saved or extended the life of another person.

The Lifesaving Award was presented to the officers for their actions on September 3rd, 2011 when they responded to a shots fired call at 801 Providence Boulevard and found a man that had been hit by gunfire. He was bleeding from both legs due to gunshot wounds; the left leg was bleeding severely.

Deputy Chief Mike Parr, Officer Mark Wilson, Officer Jeff Danault, Officer Nathan Lee, and Chief Al Ansley—Chief reading the award citation. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Deputy Chief Mike Parr, Officer Mark Wilson, Officer Jeff Danault, Officer Nathan Lee, and Chief Al Ansley—Chief reading the award citation. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The officers on scene believed the man had sustained an injury to the femoral artery and, if he was going to survive, something more than applying pressure needed to be done. The officers worked in concert to apply tourniquets to both legs to stop the bleeding.

A manufactured tourniquet was used on one leg and an officer’s belt was used on the other. A medic that arrived on scene confirmed the tourniquets were applied correctly and the blood flow was stemmed or stopped.

The three officers, Mark Wilson, Jeff Danault, and Nathan Lee went above and beyond to prevent a loss of life. In recognition of their actions, they were all presented with the Lifesaving Award.

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