Rockland Police Officer Addison Cox received the “Life Saving Award” from the Maine Chiefs of Police Association at the annual winter conference and awards banquet in South Portland Friday, Feb. 8.

Cox was recognized for his actions Jan. 31, 2018, when responding to a call on Pacific Street. The officer responded to a report of a man bleeding in the middle of the street. Cox determined that the victim had been assaulted and was bleeding uncontrollably from his right arm.

He used his issued tourniquet kit on the man to stop the bleeding and requested Rockland Emergency Medical Services to expedite its response to the scene. Upon the arrival of Rockland EMS, the victim was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and then on to Maine Medical Center in Portland via LifeFlight helicopter, where he underwent emergency surgery to repair an artery in his right arm that had been cut during the assault.

Rockland EMS and Pen Bay Medical Center personnel credited Cox's quick action as being extremely significant in saving the man’s life.