BRPD officer praised for saving life after Monday home invasion
BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge Police officer is being praised Tuesday after her quick thinking saved a life after a home invasion.
The incident happened 2 a.m. Monday on Taylor Street in Baton Rouge. According to Baton Rouge Police, officer Cynthia Bethel arrived at the scene and found a victim with two gunshot wounds to both legs and losing blood.
BRPD said Bethel’s quick thinking allowed her to slow the bleeding until EMT arrived.
“Ofc. Bethel did not hesitate to take action when she saw what needed to be done,” A statement by Baton Rouge Police said. “Her rapid response saved the victim’s life. Thanks, Ofc. Bethel, for everything you do.”
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Many Baton Rouge hotels completly booked for football-filled weekend
Police investigating racial slur left on LSU students' door
Three in jail following Ascension Parish crime spree
Residents see first debris pick up in Livingston Parish since flood
Tickfaw State Park hopes to reopen sometime in 2017