Baize 1MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/22/19) — Three Madisonville Police Department officers received Life Saving Medals for rendering aid to a Madisonville teen involved in a traumatic accident.

Nicholas Baize’s life was in jeopardy June 24 as he was riding his moped, when suddenly, found himself involved in a collision with a passenger car at the intersection of North Main Street and West Noel Avenue.

Initial reports indicated Baize was flown via medical helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital, where he was in ICU suffering physical trauma.

MPD responding officers on duty that afternoon took quick action to save Baize, who stood among Officers Tyler Russell, Joe Keelin and Mitch Townsell during an emotional reunion at Monday's City Council meeting.

Baize said he was glad to be alive and well, thanks to MPD’s actions. He had a hard time walking after being released from the hospital at first. He appeared to have made a remarkable recovery.

The officers used a tourniquet on the 18-year-old’s leg, which had suffered a torn artery, to keep him from bleeding out at the scene of the accident.

MPD Chief Chris Taylor upheld the officers, saying their actions saved the young man’s life.


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