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2 Austin officers to receive award for kicking down door, saving man

They will be recognized at an Austin Police Department gala on Nov. 16.

AUSTIN, Texas — Two Austin police officers are being recognized for saving a life.

Back in March, Jacob Troy and Travis Cornelius with the Austin Police Department responded to a call about a man threatening to kill himself. When the man didn't answer the door, the officer kicked the door down applied a tourniquet to the man to stop him from bleeding.

Medics with the Austin-Travis County EMS arrived shortly after and took the man to the hospital where he was rushed into surgery.

“The injuries to that patient were life-threatening and the officers’ rapid access to the patient and quick application of a tourniquet absolutely helped save his life," said Michael Morgan, a medic.

The officers will receive the "life-saving award" at the APD's 2019 Stars of Distinction Awards Gala on Nov. 16. At the gala, 162 people will be honored.

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