From the Aberdeen Police Department:
Officer First Class Timothy Helf has received an award from the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc. for his lifesaving actions at an incident in January. OFC Helf, while off duty, was advised of a fight in progress outside the Clarion Hotel. OFC Helf arrived in the parking lot and quickly determined that several people been stabbed during an altercation. OFC Helf was able to disarm and restraint one individual that was armed with a knife. OFC Helf than turned his attention to the injured. Helf located in the crowd, off duty Officer Todd Duncan, who was suffering from several serious stab wounds to his legs. Duncan was working a security detail at hotel at the time alteration broke out. OFC Helf, by controlling the serious bleeding from OFC Duncan’s stab wounds is credited with saving his life. Helf remained with Duncan while he was airlifted to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
In all seven people were stabbed during the incident. OFC Duncan is well on his way to a full recovery.