Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe Recognizes Officer Ryan Brackin and Agent Michael Cox for Lifesaving Acts
By Cocoa Police Department // June 1, 2020
Cocoa PD is proud of these officers and thanks them for their dedication to the citizens of Cocoa
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA FLORIDA – Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe recently recognized two members of the department for exemplary service, including Officer Ryan Brackin and Agent Michael Cox.
On September 9, 2019, Officer Ryan Brackin responded to 1051 Myrtle Lane in reference to a shots fired call with a 60-year-old white female with a gunshot wound.
Lifesaving Award – Officer Ryan Brackin
Officer Brackin was first at the location and immediately took action in scanning the area for any possible suspects that might still be on the scene.
After being certain that no suspects were in the area, Brackin met with the victim, and upon observing a gunshot wound to the thigh immediately relayed this to Cocoa Communications to have Cocoa Fire and Rescue respond to the scene.
Brackin observed that the bleeding was excessive and was continuing with the victim turning blue.
He applied his department-issued tourniquet to the victims’ leg and stopped the bleeding. Brackin maintained his post and checked the victim’s vital signs as he waited for advanced life support to arrive.
If it wasn’t for Brackin’s quick thinking and applying the tourniquet in a timely manner the victim would have surely perished.
Lifesaving Award – Agent Michael Cox
On May 30, 2019, Agent Michael Cox and Agent Benjamin Erskine were conducting a proactive enforcement in the south end of the City of Cocoa when Cocoa Communications toned out a shooting call in the 500 block of Bernard Street.
Cox and Erskine were not far from this location and responded, being the first unit on the scene. The agents observed a victim laying on his back in the back yard, bleeding profusely from the right upper arm.
Cox did not hesitate and immediately applied a tourniquet above the wound which successfully stopped the bleeding. Due to Cox’ swift action the victim was airlifted and ultimately survived the near-deadly incident.
We are proud of these officers and we thank them for their dedication to the citizens of Cocoa.
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