Grafton police officer commended for helping student after shop class injury
GRAFTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Grafton police officer is being recognized for his actions on February 20 while responding to a medical call at John Long Middle School.
According to a post on the police department's Facebook page, a student had his finger amputated in shop class.
Officer Cheek responded to the school and noticed the student was still losing a lot of blood. The officer immediately applied a tourniquet to the student's upper arm which controlled the blood loss.
The department says Officer Cheek's quick thinking likely prevented further injury complications. Officer Cheek was given a "Superior Service" award.