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Las Vegas police officers recognized for helping young girls after crash

Posted at 3:27 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 19:26:01-05

Two Las Vegas police officers were recognized Jan. 16 for helping two girls who were badly injured during a crash. 

Officers Troy Benson and Chris Kohntopp found 5 people injured during the incident.

Two girls were reportedly ejected from the vehicle involved in the crash. A 14-year-old girl had a head injury and the 12-year-old girl was suffering from a partial amputation.

Officer Benson applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

They were recognized during a meeting of the Clark County Commission Tuesday.