Officers and medics were honored after rescuing a 25-year-old man who was found seriously injured at Harvard



Two Harvard police officers and three Harvard medical professionals were honored for saving the life of a 25-year-old man after he was found stabbed to death at Harvard on New Year’s Day. | Photo: Harvard City

Two police officers and three paramedics were identified after rescuing a 25-year-old man who was found stabbed to death on New Year’s Day at Harvard.

The Harvard Police Department responded to an emergency call on January 1 at 1:24 am at the 200 block of South Jefferson Street in Harvard.

Harvard deputy police chief Tyson Bauman said dispatchers had received a report of an unknown injury that resulted in a person bleeding.

The officers arrived and found a 25-year-old Harvard man in an apartment building with a severe laceration on his leg.

Officials were providing immediate life-saving medical care until medics from the Harvard Fire Protection District arrived to take the lead, Bauman said.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital and his condition has stabilized, Bauman added.

The police believe the man was stabbed by someone else. The police have not yet announced any arrests.

On Thursday, Mercyhealth officials presented an award to Harvard Police Officer Demink, Officer Tobias, Harvard Fire Protection District Medic Thompson, Firefighter / EMT Barnett and Firefighter / EMT Harter for their life-saving efforts that early morning.

Bauman said the case is still being investigated and further details will be announced shortly.



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