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Police Officer Receives Life Saving Award


Photo courtesy of Ripon Police Department.

Ripon Police Department announced today that FTO Richard Francis has received an award for saving the life of a shooting victim. According to Ripon Police Department's Facebook page, on October 22, 2021, FTO Francis responded to an incident regarding a shooting at a residence. Upon arrival, FTO Francis located a male suffering from a gunshot wound and immediately applied a tourniquet, thus stopping the flow of blood. The victim's wound resulted in a partial transection of the femoral artery, a fatal wound if not immediately addressed.


Ripon Consolidated Fire personnel arrived and took over care, and the subject ultimately, after having undergone emergency surgery, survived his wounds.


Ripon Police Department says that because of FTO Francis's swift actions and professionalism on this date reflect greatly upon himself and uphold the highest traditions of the Ripon Police Department.

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