TULSA, Okla. — One of the Tulsa police officers credited with saving a man’s life over the weekend is now speaking about the heroic act.
Officer Charles Ramsey used a tourniquet and the help of another officer to stop a man from bleeding out.
He says the man broke through a glass door and fell down a flight of stairs at the Westport on the River apartments.
Officer Ramsey, a certified EMT, says he discovered that the blood was coming from a life-threatening fracture in one of the man’s legs.
The officers then worked together to apply the tourniquet before firefighters and EMSA arrived. They say tourniquet stopped the bleeding and the man was taken to the hospital.
“I don’t like to use the word hero because I was at the right spot at the right time, and I had a tourniquet, and I knew how to use it,” Officer Ramsey said. “I can count 700 other officers in this department who would have done the same thing.”
This is the third time Officer Ramsey has helped save a life on duty. He says he’s going to start an advanced EMT course.