Off-duty Chicago police officer recognized for helping save man's life in Old Town

The victim was injured after jumping from the window of a burning apartment building
CHICAGO (WLS) -- An off-duty Chicago police officer who helped save a man's life was recognized Saturday.

On Monday, there was a fire at an apartment building in Old Town. Someone broke a window and jumped to safety, but seriously injured his arm in the process.

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Officer John Hanlon was able to use his training and a tourniquet to help the man as they waiting for paramedics to arrive.

"If an ambulance takes 5-7 minutes to arrive, gratefully we have tools now that can buy us that time," Hanlon said.

He said he's had to use the same skills several times when on-duty.
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