The following is a news release from the Idaho Falls Police Department:
IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Police Department presented Officer Brandon Prince with a Life-Saving Award for his quick response in treating a man critically injured during a motorcycle accident last August.
Prince received his award during an Idaho Falls City Council meeting on Nov. 12.
“Officer Prince’s selfless actions and professionalism bring great credit to himself and the Idaho Falls Police Department,” Idaho Falls Police Chief Mark McBride said. “We’re are very proud of him and his example.”
Prince responded to a motorcycle accident at Memorial and “I” Street on Aug. 29 and discovered the victim was pinned beneath a parked Pontiac Grand Am.
Prince, who is a highly trained combat medic, quickly assessed the situation and realized the victim needed immediate medical attention. He grabbed his medical kit and worked his way under the car to start treating the victim’s injuries, which included a severe head laceration.
He continued to treat the victim until his fellow officers and EMS lifted the car and extracted the victim from underneath.
The victim was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and listed in critical condition. But, thankfully survived.