HONOLULU (KHON2) — Every month the Kona Crime Prevention Committee (KCPC) honors a police officer in West Hawaii, and this month, Island of Hawaii police officer Dustin Medeiros was recognized for saving a man’s life, after he was seriously attacked by a wild animal in June.
Hawaii Police Department (HPD) said the injured man was attacked by a feral pig, without warning when he was walking on his farm. The man sustained large lacerations to his thigh and calf and was experiencing significant blood loss.
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Officer Medeiros immediately recognized the severity of the situation, and applied his department-issued tourniquet to the man’s leg to stem the bleeding, according to HPD.
KCPC said Officer Medeiros was professional and kept a high level of composure in acting quickly during a life threatening situation.
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KCPC also pointed out that officers are normally nominated by their supervisors from the various police districts and a winner is selected by the KCPC board of directors.