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Georgia teen saves co-workers stabbed at work, receives praise from local police

A Georgia teen helps save the lives of is co-workers.

A Georgia teen quickly went into action to help save his stabbed co-workers during a robbery.

Mario Alexander, 17, noticed two of his Target coworkers had been “stabbed and cut by an escaped robber and rushed to their assistance,” the police department said. One of his co-workers was “bleeding profusely” from an arm wound, while the other co-worker had suffered a neck wound. The incident occurred on Sunday.

Cobb County Police praised Alexander for his quickly helping his co-workers. Alexander used his shirt as a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding and applied gauze to the neck would of the other co-worker. Alexander is currently considered an “explorer corporal” with the Cobb County Police Department where he helps train other high school students on first-aid safety procedures.

The Cobb County police also thanked their partners in helping with the incident.

“The Cobb County Police Department and our partners at Marietta Police Department thank Corporal Alexander for his quick thinking and would like to recognize him for putting to use the knowledge he has gained from the Cobb County Police Explorer program. His actions more than exemplify our commitment and dedication to public safety.”

The suspect was later arrested on two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Armed Robbery.


Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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