Lyman named Officer of the Month

On June 16, Greenwich Police Officer Jason Lyman responded to a local residence on a report of a casualty and upon his arrival he discovered that a landscaper had fallen off of a lawn tractor and had suffered significant trauma to his leg.

According to police reports, the injury suffered included an apparent amputation of part of his foot and deep lacerations extending the length of that leg. That left the victim’s life in danger and required quick thinking on the part of Officer Lyman.

Realizing that the patient had lost a large amount of blood and concerned that a major artery had been cut, police said that Officer Lyman applied a tourniquet, which stemmed the loss of blood. After turning patient care over to responding medics, Officer Lyman then took it upon himself to locate the severed parts so they could be transported to the hospital with the patient.

Officer Lyman is credited by GEMS for directly saving the patient’s life and because of this he has been recognized as the Greenwich Police Department’s Officer of the Month.

“Our department is always striving to provide superior police services. In this instance your rapid response, professional demeanor and medical knowledge all came tighter to insure the best possible outcome for the patient. On behalf of the patient, his family, and the community I commend your actions,” Chief of Police James Heavey said.

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