He provided assistance when a person in medical distress.
Frederick, Md (KM) Congratulations go out to Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. He recently received the Maryland Sheriff’s Association Life Saving Award.
In a news release, the Sheriff’s Office says Jenkins was at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis on February 26th to testify before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee when he heard calls for assistance from the second floor. He responded and located an individual unconscious and lying on the floor. The Sheriff immediately began chest compressions as a physician arrived to provide artificial respiration.
After several minutes, the release says, a state trooper came over to relieve Sheriff Jenkins. EMS personnel arrived, and used an automated electronic defibrillator on the patient.. They also placed a CPR device on the patient and transported that person to the hospital. .
Even though there were indications the patient would not survive, the good news is that person did survive and was on the road to recovery.
The individual was released from the hospital a few days later.
By Kevin McManus