Off-duty officer saves a man from death | News
TYLER, TX (KLTV)- Released by the Tyler Police Department:
On May 19, 2012, at about 11:15 pm, Tyler 911 received a call about a man lying in street bleeding. Off-duty Tyler Police Officer Jason Compton was driving his personal vehicle heading home when he observed a group of people standing near the intersection of Tanglewood and the Loop. He stopped and learned that a 42 year old white male had stabbed himself six times in the upper left chest and was now lying on the street bleeding. Several citizens were also present and were helping the subject. Officer Compton had his personal first aid equipment with him and began first aid on the subject. He applied "quick clot" and held pressure on the subject's chest until EMS arrived on scene. The subject was eventually transported to a local hospital for treatment. The Tyler Police Department is proud of Officer Compton for his actions in saving this person's life.