Student Saves Officer’s Life

A high school teen is hailed as a hero after saving the life of a police officer she was passing on the road. CBS Miami shared the story of the quick-thinking teen.

Thalia Rodriguez is studying how to be a first responder as part of a magnet school program. Part of her training is to go on ride-alongs with firefighters and police. As she was going to one of these she came upon the officer. He had crashed his motorcycle into a guard rail and was bleeding badly from the leg.

She was one of the first people on the scene and called for assistance. After assessing the situation, she knew the officer needed a tourniquet. With the help of a nurse, she was able to get the materials necessary to make one and stopped the bleeding. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment.

First responder instructors in her program said that her actions likely saved the officer’s life. She has gotten a lot of praise from school administrators and the first responder trainers.

It’s good to have people like Rodriguez out there who are willing to put themselves on the line to help someone else. We hope that her future career in this field is a successful one. Excellent work!

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