The Whistler RCMP held a ceremony this week in honor of a Sikh man who came to the aid of a stabbing victim in the village this winter.
The incident backs in February this year when three people were stabbed in a fight that broke out in the 4200 block of Village Square.
Once on the scene, investigators learned that several bystanders had tried to break up the fight along the Village Stroll.
Three males suffered stab wounds, while one of them had life-threatening injuries.
Police said that Jashan Singh Sangha, who works in the taxi loop at the time, noticed one of the stabbing victims had a life-threatening wound to his lower extremities.
Breaking religious protocol that insists that Sikhs should only remove their turbans in the home, Sangha quickly removed his turban and applied it to the wound to help stop the bleeding. He
Sangha also rushed the man to a hospital for treatment.
As per reports, before the ceremony at the Whistler RCMP detachment, Sangha, who removed his headgear without hesitation to aid the injured said that he was “very happy [to be] a person who helped someone”.
Sangha also appreciated being recognized by the RCMP.
Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Paul Hayes in a statement: “Without concern for himself, Mr. Sangha went above and beyond to assist this individual and showed great care and compassion for a member of our community. I am very appreciative of Mr. Sangha’s actions that day.”