Chicago cop credited with saving teen’s life with tourniquet

A tourniquet had been sitting in Chicago Police Officer David DeLeon’s vest since he finished police academy two years ago.

He was finally forced to use it — and to call on his training — earlier this week to help save a 15-year-old boy at the scene of a South Side shooting.

“The more you do it, it’ll help you stay calm,” a collected DeLeon said Thursday outside CPD headquarters. “I didn’t think of it. It just happened so fast.”

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