Jonesboro officers recognized with "Lifesaving Awards"

Jonesboro officers recognized with "Lifesaving Awards"

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro police officer who kept a person alive until an ambulance could arrive accepted his Lifesaving Award medal Thursday.

Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott presented the award to Patrolman Scott Byrd. Byrd accepted the honor for giving CPR to an unresponsive patient at an apartment on Meadowbrook on September 5.

Byrd and Sgt. John Porbeck were both recognized for their efforts.

The Jonesboro Police Department posted on Facebook that several other officers were recognized with Lifesaving Awards.

  • Sgt. Cassie Brandon was honored for saving a drowning victim in June.
  • Patrolman Chris Pigg helped save a gunshot victim in September.
  • Patrolman First Class Jeremy Smith stopped the bleeding of an accident victim in March.
  • Patrolman First Class P.J. Williams, Heath Loggains, Nathan Coleman and Patrolman Josh Landreth helped residents of a burning home in February.
  • Detective Joe Robinson rescued one person from a burning apartment in February.

Jonesboro police made the public announcement of Byrd's award on Facebook Thursday.

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