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Life Saving Incident

October 15, 2022
Chester County

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, Officer Jonathan Menzie, being assigned to patrol duties, while working the second shift responded to a 911 call of an individual that had been shot. Upon arrival, Officer Menzie observed an individual laying on the floor in a pool of blood. The individual had been shot once in the hip and once in the upper leg. The individual was bleeding badly due to his injuries and had lost a lot of blood. Officer Menzie without hesitation applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg and applied pressure to the wound the victim suffered to his hip. Officer Menzie held pressure to the wound, all while keeping the scene safe and secure until EMS arrived on the scene. Officer Menzie’s actions epitomize the best Police Officer qualities of motivation, commitment and selfless service. His exceptional and timely efforts in rendering medical aid to a gunshot victim was very instrumental in saving this individual’s life.

The history of law enforcement in the United States is a long and wonderful history of bravery. This website is dedicated to documenting the heroic deeds of law enforcement officers throughout the United States who have either given or risked their lives to save others. There are many stories of bravery and heroism for many who are considered first responders. However, it is those in law enforcement who are most likely to be the first to arrive upon a location requiring life saving acts engaging dangerous hostage takers, running into burning buildings/vehicles, providing first aid to seriously injured victims, saving near drowning victims and much more are what the women and men of law enforcement do routinely and at many times, great peril to their own safety.
It is our mission to document the history of lives saved by those dedicated women and men in law enforcement. To share with others the dramatic deeds of those individuals who are the first, first responders. It is so important for our citizens to understand that law "enforcement" is not always about enforcing the law but rather being there when our citizens need us.
It is to this end we are dedicated to promoting documentation regarding the history of law enforcement and the lives they have saved.