INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis police sergeant is being credited for helping to save the life of a would-be burglar who badly cut his leg on a barbed wire fence.

The Indianapolis Star reports ( ) Sgt. David Kinsey applied a tourniquet to the 30-year-old man’s leg around 2:30 a.m. Sunday before he was taken to a hospital.

Police had responded to an alarm at L.E. Myers Co. and when they arrived the man ran away, jumped the fence and fled into the woods. He snagged his right leg on the fence. A police dog helped officers track the man, whose shorts were soaked with blood.

Kinsey tells the newspaper it shows people “we don’t just take bad guys to jail” and is an example of good things done by police.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star,

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