On Friday evening, February 8, Rockland Police Officer Addison Cox received the “Life Saving Award” from the Maine Chiefs of Police Association at the annual winter conference and awards banquet in South Portland.
Officer Cox was recognized for his actions on January 31, 2018 when responding to call for service on Pacific Street in Rockland.
During this particular event, Off. Cox was dispatched to a report of a male bleeding in the middle of Pacific Street. Upon arrival, it was determined that the person in question had been assaulted and was bleeding uncontrollably from his right arm.
Cox used his issued tourniquet kit on the subject to stop the bleeding and requested Rockland EMS to expedite their response to the scene.
Upon the arrival of Rockland EMS, the victim was transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center and then on to Maine Medical Center via Life Flight where he underwent emergency surgery to repair an artery in his right arm that had been cut during the assault.
Rockland EMS and Penobscot Bay Medical Center personnel credited Officer Cox quick actions as significant in saving the man’s life.