GMPD Lt. Forrest Recognized for Life Saving Event
GOLF MANOR (8/2/2018) – Officials from the Village of Golf Manor and dignitaries from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) and the City of Cincinnati were in attendance Thursday, August 2, 2018 at UCMC for an award presentation to three police officers who saved a life on May 31, 2018 using the “Stop the Bleed, Save a Life” tourniquet. GMPD Lieutenant Mike Forrest and two Cincinnati Police Officers, Alexander Saulsbury and Luke Wylie, received awards today from Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2).
This is the first time non-EMS personnel have saved a life using this program. Also speaking was Dr. Jay Johannigman, UC Trauma, and Ken Kuhn, President Cincinnati Fire Foundation and Tom Lakamp, Cincinnati Assistant Fire Chief. After the award ceremony, a demonstration of the tourniquet was presented. “Stop the Bleed” training is being provided to all Fire and Police personnel and is recommended as a part of emergency life saving tools for all first responders as well as the general citizenry, much like knowldge of CPR or the Heimlich manuever.
Lt. Forrest who was off-duty, was first on the scene on his resdiential street when he was flagged down by neighbors for assistance. Forrest applied the tourniquet and, according to medical personnel, was instrumental in saving the life of a shooting victim. A life was saved due to the quick response of these of these three officers. Lt. Forrest, Golf Manor’s K-9 handler, was on his way home when he came upon the situation.
This event was important for Congressman Wenstrup, who is Golf Manor’s district representative in the House. Wenstrup is also a medical doctor and, you may recall, offered aid to a fellow representative last summer, Congressman Steve Scalise (LA-01), who was a victim of a random shooting on a ball field in Washington, D.C.
Golf Manor officials in attendance included Mayor Greg Schwartzberg, Vice Mayor and Council Member Stefan Densmore, Council Member Sharon Chaney, GMPD CHief Chris Campbell and Sgt. Ryland Reed.