Police Chief Ken Seuberlich awarded two of his officers Life Saving medals.
In a brief January 26 ceremony, Chief Seuberlich took a moment to honor and thank one of those officers; Coby Russell.
Russell was recognized for heroic action taken in September, 2021, after Bothell 911 dispatchers got a call about a suicidal person who needed help, right away.
Russell was among two officers who quickly arrived at the scene. They located a person with self-inflicted wounds, in dire need of help. The officers realized there wasn't a moment to spare.
Using their training and first aid skills, officers were able to save the person's life by applying a tourniquet to stop further blood loss
The subject was transported to Harborview Medical Center by Bothell Firefighters, and survived.
If you, or someone you know is considering suicide, help is available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential support to people in crisis; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-273-8255.
We all help prevent suicide, by learning the warning signs and risk factors, and asking for help when you don't know where else to turn. Learn more at suicidepreventionlifeline.org