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Leesburg Police Officer Chris Parker uses leather belt as tourniquet

1:08 PM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Leesburg Police officer used life saving skills to treat a victim's traumatic wound, officials said.

Officer Chris Parker responded to a call for a domestic disturbance where he found a 28-year-old victim suffering from a self-inflicted wound to his forearm, officials said.

The victim was losing a significant amount of blood, so the officer used a leather belt as a tourniquet and provided treatment for shock until medics arrived, officials said. 

Officer Parker credits his quick thinking to his advanced life-saving training.

"As part of a regional effort, Leesburg Police Officers are being trained and equipped under the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Initiative. Officer Parker's outstanding efforts in a critical situation have demonstrated how our community will benefit from the TECC Initiative" stated Chief of Police Joseph R. Price. 

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