Prince Georges Police Beat: Top Cops for January 2015 Honored as Life Savers and Crime Fighters

On January 24, 2015, Police Officers Tahicia McCaskill and Oved Canas were called to Aitcheson Road in Beltsville for the report of a suicidal woman. The woman was bleeding profusely from a self-inflicted wound. Given the amount of blood loss, the officers knew immediate action was needed to save her life. The officers quickly grabbed their department-issued trauma kit from a cruiser and applied a tourniquet. They then talked with the woman to try to prevent her from going into shock. Arriving EMS units confirmed that the officers’ actions saved the woman’s life.