Two police officers and three medics were recognized after they saved a 25-year-old man who was found stabbed in Harvard on New Year’s Day.
The Harvard Police Department responded at 1:24 a.m. on January 1 to the 200 block of South Jefferson Street in Harvard for a 911 hang-up call.
Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said dispatchers received a report of an unknown injury where a person was bleeding.
Officers arrived and found a 25-year-old Harvard man inside a residence with a severe laceration to his leg.
Officers provided immediate life-saving medical care until medics with the Harvard Fire Protection District arrived to take over, Bauman said.
The man was transported to an area hospital and his condition has stabilized, Bauman added.
Police believe the man was stabbed by someone else. Police have not announced any arrests yet.
On Thursday, officials with Mercyhealth presented an award to Harvard Police Officer Demink, Officer Tobias, Harvard Fire Protection District Paramedic Thompson, Firefighter/EMT Barnett and Firefighter/EMT Harter for their life-saving actions that early morning.
Bauman said the case remains under investigation and more details will be released soon.