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Trezevant Police Officers Commended

Posted 11/20/19

TREZEVANT (November 12) — At the Trezevant council meeting last week, Trezevant Police Chief Mike Mulligan commended two of his officers for saving the life of a Trezevant citizen last …

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Trezevant Police Officers Commended

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TREZEVANT (November 12) — At the Trezevant council meeting last week, Trezevant Police Chief Mike Mulligan commended two of his officers for saving the life of a Trezevant citizen last August.

According to the Letter of Commendation read at the meeting, officers James Patton and Mike Krause were dispatched to a Crooked Street residence, on August 8, 2019, in regards to a gunshot victim. When they arrived, they found 22-year old Cody Baker in the kitchen with a gunshot wound. The officers recognized that the gunshot had penetrated the femoral artery and applied a tourniquet near the injury to restrict the bleeding and immediately requested a life flight helicopter. Baker was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he survived his injuries.

It was noted in the letter that Baker required three more tourniquets and four units of blood during transport to the hospital. Doctor’s reports indicated without the application of a tourniquet at the scene, Mr. Baker would have died within twenty minutes.

The letter also indicated that, to Chief Mike Mulligan’s knowledge, it was the first time any officer of the Trezevant Police Department has ever used a tourniquet in the efforts to save a human life.

Cody Baker was in attendance along with his mother and thanked the officers for their quick actions which ultimately saved his life.

Both officers were awarded letters of commendation and a life-saving award.

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