Stark Campus Security Officer Recognized for Life-saving Actions

Randal Riffle, Kent State University at Stark security officer, has been recognized twice for performing a life-saving procedure that he learned during professional development training.

Earlier this year, Riffle found himself in an emergency situation that required him to act immediately. This involved performing the CAT tourniquet, a life-saving procedure that he had just learned in “Stop the Bleed” training, led by Mercy Trauma Center staff.

“Randy was educated on what to do and applied what he learned,” said Dean Denise Seachrist, who recognized Riffle with an award at the recent Stark Campus Staff Excellence Award ceremony. “We thank him for his courage. Randy epitomizes what it means to protect and serve. I encourage us all to be like Randy and take training opportunities seriously.”

Riffle also was recognized by Mercy Medical Center in May. The Stop the Bleed campaign encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency until professional help arrives.

Mercy staff members use a hands-on approach to teach participants how to apply direct pressure, pack wounds and use tourniquets.

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POSTED: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 2:10pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 2:33pm