This month, a Missouri adolescent who acted with courage and assisted in tying a tourniquet on an officer shot in the line of duty in October received recognition.
“When the cop asked for help with his tourniquet, I told him, ‘Absolutely, I can help you with your problem.'” It was very helpful to learn that from my father. Ava Donegan, a 17-year-old high school student, told reporters about the event in October when she acted quickly to aid Excelsior Springs officer Andrew Stott. According to the Courier-Tribune, her father, a critical care nurse, showed his family how to properly apply a tourniquet.
On October 1, Donegan and her friend were stopped at a junction in Excelsior Springs during a shopping excursion. Donegan witnessed Stott being shot twice by a suspect who had an arrest warrant out for him, according to the authorities.
“After being shot, Officer Stott sprinted to the car Ava was riding in. She had no idea if more shots would be fired, but she could tell he needed assistance. He had received gunshot wounds to the left and right hands. On his outer carrying vest, Officer Stott showed where the tourniquet was located. Ava assisted him in getting it and applying it to his injured right arm “The incident was documented by the sheriff’s office on Facebook.