Medics credit tourniquet training in saving cop's life

The paramedics acted quickly to stop the bleeding and get the officer, who was shot in the arms and legs, into an operating room


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DENVER — It only took 11 minutes for the paramedics who found Denver Police Officer Tony Lopez Jr. with gunshot wounds to get him to the surgeon for life-saving surgery.

The paramedics first to arrive to help Lopez on Tuesday talked about how they worked quickly to save his life on Tuesday afternoon. They credit training as what helped save his life.

"I would say what saved his life is the training that we go through, definitely," said Courtney Strong, a paramedic with Denver Health Medical Center.

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