CPD Rookies Honored For Saving A Boy's Life

Lisa Fielding
July 09, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Three Chicago Police Officers are being honored for saving the life of an 8-year-old boy.

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Officers Rayvon Morgan and Brendan Lyons had only been Chicago Police Officers for two months when they came upon a dire situation in the field.

"I think we were literally beginning our third week in the field," recalls Morgan.

On June 2 at 9 p.m., Morgan, Lyons and their Field Training Officer Sergio Corona responded to call of a child injured and bleeding.

"You could see the boy lost color. There was quite a bit of blood," recalls Corona.

The boy had been cut on a fence. Officer Lyons quickly applied a tourniquet while Morgan tried to keep the boy and his family calm.

"The officers knew immediately from the large amount of blood on the sidewalk and the porch that it was a serious injury," said Phil Cline, Chicago Police Memorial.

Three Chicago Police Officers are being honored for saving the life of an 8 year old boy.
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Turns out it was an arterial bleed and he would've surely died if the officers hadn't come long.

"The boy asked the officers, am I going to die?" Cline said.

Both Morgan and Lyons said it was their first experience with something this serious.

Three Chicago Police Officers are being honored for saving the life of an 8 year old boy.
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"It was definitely eye opening and it let you know how serious things can get so quickly," Morgan said. "We did what we needed to do to take care of the little boy. I let him know everything was going to be ok."

Both officers admitted they were thrown into a real world situation fairly quickly, but also said they learned exactly what to do in an emergency.

"It can be very chaotic when you're outside of the academy. People are panicking so we have to rely a lot on our training when you can't really think straight or hear what's going on around you," Lyons said.

Three Chicago Police Officers are being honored for saving the life of an 8 year old boy.
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The boy was treated at the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

"I was glad to hear he was going to be okay and be of service to him and his family and the community. I think it's a big reason people want to be a police officer to help the community and the families who need us," he said.

Officers Morgan, Lyons and and their trainer Sergio Corona were honored as June Officers of the Month.