Rockland Police Officer Addison Cox was credited with saving the victim’s life by applying a tourniquet to the man’s arm.
Officers responded Wednesday night at 8 to a report of a fight near the intersection of Pacific and Lawrence streets. When officers arrived, they found a large amount of blood in the middle of the road and two people saying the victim was in a Pacific Street residence and they were afraid he was going to die.
Emergency medical services was called but, before they arrived, Officer Addison Cox applied a tourniquet to the man’s arm. An artery in the man’s arm had been severed by a broken bottle. The bottle had been broken when McCrillis smashed it over the victim’s head, according to the affidavit.
The victim was taken first to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and then to Maine Medical Center in Portland suffering from minor bleeding in his brain as well as the serious injury to his arm.
Doctors said that the man would likely have died if the officer had not acted so quickly. To read full story click Here