Officers honored for saving shooting victim

Police officers who saved the life of a boy who was shot last year in San Francisco were honored for their work on Wednesday, police said.

At about 6:35 p.m. on Oct. 9, a 13-year-old boy was shot while he stood on a sidewalk at Valencia and 26th streets. Officers from the Mission Station responded immediately, according to police.

Officers Brandon Rock and Raymond Fernandez saw the victim bleeding heavily from a leg wound and applied direct pressure. Officer Nadia Mohamed improvised and applied a makeshift tourniquet above the wound until a department-issued tourniquet was provided, police said.

The officers secured the scene until paramedics arrived and took the boy to San Francisco General Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

On Wednesday, the San Francisco Fire Commission honored the police officers for their quick response and action that contributed to the victim’s survival. The officers were also nominated for the San Francisco Police Department’s “Life Saving Award.”

Interim police Chief Toney Chaplin said in a statement:

“I am very proud of these officers…Their actions exemplify why we’re known as San Francisco’s Finest.”