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BRPD officer praised for saving life after Monday home invasion

5 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 09 2016 Aug 9, 2016 August 09, 2016 11:06 AM August 09, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

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.”

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