REDMOND, WA - Two Redmond Police Officers were honored on Tuesday for their heroic actions that saved a man's life in April. Officer Ty Tomlinson and Officer Cameron Balazic earned Life Saving Awards and a commendation by Chief Kristi Wilson at the June 4 Redmond City Council meeting.
On April 30, Balazic and Tomlinson responded to a report of a suicide attempt at a Redmond apartment to find a male bleeding profusely from cuts to both his wrists. The two officers jumped into action, applying pressure and tourniquets and were able to stave off lethal blood loss.
Redmond Fire crews arrived, provided further stabilization and swiftly got the severely injured patient to Harborview Medical Center.
Fire officials reported that Tomlinson and Balazic's quick thinking and decision to apply tourniquets likely made the difference between life and death for the man.
"The ability of our police officers to transition from the high-risk activity of securing an incident scene, to initiating lifesaving patient care speaks well to their training and skill set," said Redmond Fire Battalion Chief Tom Langton.
RPD is proud to have such excellent, dedicated officers serving the department and the City of Redmond.