Lifesaving

Officer Enoch Lee and Officer Richard Norris

On May 21, 2017, officers were assigned to the U-District Street Fair. The street fair is a very busy fair and draws in a crowd of 20,000 or more. That afternoon, numerous calls were coming in that a man had stabbed himself and was at NE 42nd and University Way NE. Fortunately, there were quite a few officers in the area already and the victim was quickly located in the intersection at NE 42nd and University Way NE. The victim had cuts to his forearm and a deep wound to his neck. Officer Enoch Lee and Officer Richard Norris used their Department-issued first aid kits and relied on their training as they quickly sprang into action and began applying pressure to several deep, large lacerations on the victim’s body. The officers continued to apply pressure until the Seattle Fire Medics arrived on scene. These two officers likely saved the victim from a great deal of blood loss and possibly even saved his live. The actions of Officer Lee and Officer Norris throughout this event were superb and reflect the utmost professionalism upon the Seattle Police Department. Their quick actions very likely prevented the victim from more serious injury.


Nominated by: Sergeant TJ Janes

Lifesaving Awards are awarded to sworn or civilian employees for acting in a significant manner, but not necessarily putting themselves in significant risk, to save or prolong another’s life, either by acting when the life of another was in immediate peril or assisting in the delivery of a child. Nominees must have acted within department policy.