On October 10, 2014 at approximately 9:27 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a call regarding a major disturbance. Upon arrival, Officer Richard Dallatorre, #9057 observed an unresponsive man, bleeding profusely from his right arm. Officer Dallatorre took immediate action and instinctively grabbed a tourniquet and applied it to the victim’s right arm to slow the blood flow until the arrival of Dallas Fire and Rescue. The victim was transported to Baylor Hospital and underwent emergency surgery.
The paramedics and the doctor who performed the surgery stated that had it not been for the quick thinking and heroic actions taken by Officer Dallatorre, the victim may have succumbed to his injury. Officer Dallatorre’s action on October 10th is an example of how Dallas Police Officers are constantly going above and beyond in an effort to serve the citizens of Dallas.
On October 30, 2014, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Southeast Officer Lookenbill responded to a shooting call at 1200 S. Buckner Boulevard. Upon arrival, Officer Lookenbill observed the complainant, Mr. Joseph Garcia, lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his left leg. As Officer Lookenbill approached, he could see blood spurting from Mr. Garcia’s leg in a manner consistent with an arterial bleed. Officer Lookenbill immediately put on his gloves and retrieved his tourniquet. Officer Lookenbill then placed the tourniquet on Mr. Garcia’s left leg and cinched it down until it stopped the bleeding. Dallas Fire & Rescue paramedics arrived and immediately transported Mr. Garcia to Baylor Hospital where he was rushed into emergency surgery.
The Dallas Fire and Rescue paramedics stated that Officer Lookenbill’s quick thinking by applying the tourniquet saved Mr. Garcia’s life.
The doctor who performed the surgery said that the application of the tourniquet to Mr. Garcia’s leg to stop the blood loss was the contributing factor in the preservation of his life.
This exceptional work done by Officer Lookenbill exemplifies his dedication and willingness to go above and beyond his call of duty as a Dallas Police Officer.