MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach Police Department honored Pfc Rhett Ammons and Pfc KJ Mann with the Life Saving Award and for being first in service, for their response to a shooting in progress, in the 800 block of Main Street in Myrtle Beach.
On November 17, the two officers arrived on-scene to find a male victim suffering from an upper-body gunshot wound and the shooter still on the scene.
Ammons and Mann immediately assessed the victim's injuries, while other officers secured the suspect. The victim had sustained a serious gunshot wound to his left shoulder with an exit wound to his back.
The victim had sustained a traumatic injury to an artery. He was bleeding heavily and in need of immediate medical attention.
Ammons and Mann applied direct pressure to the wounds and kept the victim calm as they await the arrival of EMS. Medics stabilized and transported the victim to the hospital where he survived the injury.
EMS medics determined the victim was in jeopardy of losing his life, if not for the quick application of Tactical Trauma First Aid administered by Ammons and Mann.