November 9, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–NJ Transit Police report:
New Jersey Transit Police help save commuter’s life. NJTPD Officers at Trenton Station responded to reports of a commuter that had fallen between the train and raised platform. Observing substantial bleeding and an immediate need for assistance, the officers quickly worked together to render aid.
Officer Peter Jackson applied a tourniquet to address the life-threatening loss of blood. Additional officers provided gauze to dress the wound and administered oxygen. With the subject stabilized, the officers kept the commuter alert until EMS arrival.
These officers used their training, equipment, and solid teamwork to render aid during a life-threatening situation. If someone you know was suffering from a life-threatening bleed and had minutes to live, would you know what to do? Please take a minute to view the NJTPD Training Unit video and learn how to make or apply a tourniquet at police.njtransit.com/bleed.
Great work by NJTPD District 5 Officers Paul Fevola, Kenneth Podolski, Michael Virag, Carmine Ruocco, (not pictured: Sgt. Jason Conrad and Peter Jackson.)