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.

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