A FedEx Express courier is being credited with saving a man’s life while on the job. Police said the man helped an officer put a tourniquet on a badly injured driver after a crash.
Extraordinary moments can happen on ordinary days.
“I was about to go on my lunch break. It was my last, what we call Priority One,” said FedEx Express courier Billy Higeons.
Higeons was on the job when he happened to drive up moments after a car crash.
“I got as close as I could, threw my truck in park, put on the parking brake, shut the doors and I just ran over to make sure everybody was okay,” said Higeons.
He ran over to help at the same time as a Tulsa Police officer.
“I immediately went to where I remember there was blood,” said Higeons.
The two men eventually found a badly injured and disoriented driver.
“He has a laceration on his left arm that goes all the way to the bone,” said Higeons. “This guy needs a tourniquet right now.”
Together the police officer and Billy stopped the bleeding.
“I tried to do it quickly. Velcro it off. He stops bleeding and then I try to calm him down,” said Higeons.
Broken Arrow Police said the brave actions of the two men saved the driver’s life.
“You are not alone anymore,” Higeons said. “I might be out here doing my job but that doesn’t mean I can’t stop and help you and that doesn’t mean you can’t stop and help somebody else.”
Higeons said he didn’t hesitate to help because that is the way his parents raised him, to respond with kindness in every situation.
“When you raise children and you let them go into society, you don’t ever know what is going to come back and we have done pretty good,” said his mom Beckie Higeons.
“You hope they pick up a little bit of what you are trying to teach them,” Higeons’ dad Billy Higeons’ said. “Sometimes they pick up a lot of little things and sometimes it is those little things that make a big difference.”