State Police officer saves man’s life with tourniquet

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico State Police officer is being called a hero for his quick action that saved a man’s life.

Earlier this month, police say Officer Edward Garcia responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. 70 near the Mescalero reservation.

He saw the man’s leg was severed just below the knee.

Working with a witness who happened to be an EMT, the two applied a tourniquet. Officers carry these at all times.

The man was transported to a hospital where he is recovering.

When asked about the incident, Officer Garcia said, “I didn’t save him; God saved him. I just provided the tourniquet.”

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