Trooper Dyer and Officer Collins applied a CAT, or Combat Application Tourniquet, and slowed the bleeding of a man who cut himself after punching a glass window during a domestic disturbance.
The man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville where he was originally listed in critical condition.
His condition has since improved.
The CAT was originally designed for the treatment of wounded soldiers while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Indiana State Police at Evansville recently received training from the Evansville Police Department on the proper application of the life saving devices.