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2 Centerville officers honored for saving pedestrian’s life at crash

Centerville police officers honored at Monday, January 22, 2018 city council meeting for ‘brave’ and ‘life saving’ actions in 2017. CONTRIBUTED
Centerville police officers honored at Monday, January 22, 2018 city council meeting for ‘brave’ and ‘life saving’ actions in 2017. CONTRIBUTED

Several Centerville police officers were honored at the city council meeting Monday night for their “live-saving” actions.

Among them were officers Douglas Train and Chad Eckenrode. They were presented with distinguished service awards.

On the morning of Sept. 29, 2017, Train and Eckenrode responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on Hingham Lane, according to the citation.

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Train was the first to arrive and found the pedestrian, Daniel Khan, conscious with severe injuries to his left leg. He stabilized Khan’s leg until Eckenrode got there.

Once Eckenrode arrived on the scene, he applied a department-issued tourniquet to Khan’s upper thigh in order to stop the severe bleeding.

Washington Twp. fire department paramedics then arrived and transported Khan to Kettering Medical Center.

At the hospital Khan’s tourniquet was removed and his leg “began bleeding profusely,” according to the citation.

There it was confirmed by the trauma surgeon’s report that the actions of officers Train and Eckenrode had been sustaining, and more importantly, had saved Khan’s life, according to the city.

Officers Train and Eckenrode, the citation said, “distinguished (themselves) and the Centerville Police Department by (their) outstanding act and accomplishment in the saving of a life.”