Waukegan Police Officer Mallory Baker was named employee of the month for August, the police department said Wednesday. | Provided Photo

A Waukegan police officer, who was named employee of the month, has been recognized for saving a subject who suffered a life-threatening injury last month.

Waukegan Police Officer Mallory Baker was selected as the Waukegan Police Department “Employee of the Month” for August.

Baker is currently assigned to the Patrol Division’s day shift.

Baker was on patrol on August 11 when he observed a subject fall over in the 200 block of South Lewis Avenue, the department said.

Baker stopped to check on the man and immediately observed that the subject suffered an arterial bleed from his right arm.

The police department said Baker recognized the man had a life-threatening injury and applied a tourniquet to the man’s injured arm.

The tourniquet successfully controlled the bleeding until the Waukegan Fire Department arrived.

Paramedics transported the man to an area hospital.

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Fire department personnel reported that Bakers’ act saved the man’s life, the police department said.

“Officer Baker, thank you for your dedication and service to the City of Waukegan!” the department added.