PARKERSBURG — 5 regulation enforcement officers on the Wooden County Sheriff’s Division acquired life-saving pins and certificates Wednesday in entrance of the Wooden County Justice Middle in downtown Parkersburg.
The recipients have been Sgt. Tim Allen, Deputy Hans Kochersperger, Lt. Tom Murphy, Sgt. Michael Cochran and Deputy Tyler Marlow.
Sheriff Steve Stephens talked about why the officers have been receiving the life-saving award earlier than handing the pins and certificates to every officer. The awards have been postponed final 12 months due to COVID-19.
Stephens stated Allen, Kochersperger and Murphy responded to an overdose name on June 6, 2020.
“They made contact with a topic who was actively performing CPR on an unresponsive topic. Shortly after Deputy Kochersperger arrived and took over CPR noting the topic had a weak pulse and was turning blue,” Stephens stated. “Items continued CPR till paramedics arrived, stated paramedics administered Narcan and CPR was continued till the topic started displaying indicators of enchancment, the topic was transported by ambulance to Camden Clark, the place they later recovered.”
That is Allen’s second life-saving award. In 2018, he stopped a person from leaping off a bridge in Wooden County.
Stephens stated Cochran and Marlow additionally responded to an overdose name the place, regardless of their efforts, the individual sadly died on the hospital.
“I nonetheless need to acknowledge Michael and Tyler due to their efforts as a result of that’s above and past what we do day-after-day. So I believe it’s essential that we do” acknowledge them, Stephens stated.
Murphy stated he’s attempting to make the county a greater place.
“I don’t suppose that I did something that every other deputy wouldn’t do. I simply bought to be there to do it,” he stated.
Cochran stated he appreciates the award however there are lots of different officers on the market that additionally deserve it.
“I need to say I admire this neighborhood. You see a lot turmoil between law enforcement officials and the general public in different areas, however this space in Wooden County, it’s space to understand the general public and their help,” Cochran stated.
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