A real hero from Campton Hills Illinois!
While working the midnight shift on August 28, 2011, Campton Hills Police Department, Officer Elliot Rose responded to a single vehicle motorcycle accident at Route 64 and Fabris Road in Maple Park. Though the accident was outside of the police department’s jurisdiction, Officer Rose responded. When he arrived on the scene, a motorcyclist had severed his leg and was bleeding heavily from the femoral artery. Officer Rose, a trained paramedic, knew he had to stop the bleeding immediately or the victim would die.
Working without a medical kit, Officer Rose improvised using a piece of gauze and an ink pen. Probing into the wound, he located the artery, using the gauze-wrapped pen to pull the artery out slightly and clamp it, stopping the bleeding. He then tended to the victim’s other injuries before paramedics arrived. Officer Rose also had the foresight to have a medevac helicopter dispatched to Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva to be waiting for the victim when he arrived so he could be transported to a trauma center. The victim was stabilized and flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.