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State trooper from Evant receives Lifesaving award

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A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper who graduated from Evant ISD was recently honored with a Lifesaving Award for his heroic actions.

Trooper Aaron Doyle graduated from Evant High School in 2009 and then went on to attend Tarleton State University in Stephenville. He now lives in Weatherford.

DPS presented the award to Doyle for his quick response to a life-threatening situation involving a car crash that occurred in September.

On September 23, 2023, Doyle arrived at the scene of a crash where a vehicle had left the road and struck a pole, according to a DPS press release.

The driver was trapped in the vehicle and suffered a severe laceration to their left arm. Doyle immediately retrieved a tourniquet from his patrol unit and successfully applied it to stop the bleeding.

Fire department and EMS personnel arrived shortly after and were able to focus on extricating the trapped driver, who required a blood transfusion at the scene. They were then transported to a local hospital.

The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), along with DPS Director Steven McCraw, recognized Doyle at the Public Safety Commission meeting at DPS headquarters in Austin. Doyle was one of seven Texans to receive the Lifesaving Award.