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Several Salisbury officers honored for life saving actions

Source: City of Salisbury Source: City of Salisbury
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Several officers with the Salisbury Police Department were honored by Mayor Karen Alexander and the Salisbury City Council during the meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

Details were given about four specific incidents were the actions of officers were instrumental in saving life.

On March 16 of this year, Sgt. Corey Brooks was working on patrol near the Salisbury Civic Center when he saw a car with hazard lights flashing drive by him at a high rate of speed.  Sgt. Brooks stopped the car in the McDonald's parking lot.  The driver told Brooks that his daughter was not breathing.  Brooks saw the woman in the back of the car and noted that her faced had turned blue.  Brooks began CPR and was assisted by Master Police Officer Rita Rule.  

After several minutes the patient was revived and taken to the hospital.  Unfortunately, the woman passed away several days later in the hospital.

Sgt. Brooks has been with the Salisbury Police Department since 2001, Rule since 1989.

On October 30, 2014, Officer Michael Dishman was working at Tinseltown when he was told that a woman in the bathroom was ill.  Dishman discovered that the woman was not breathing and had gone into respiratory distress.  Dishman, with the help of off duty nurse Lashonda Harris, began performing CPR.  EMS arrived and took the woman to the hospital where she survived the incident.  EMS officials said that the quick actions of Dishman and Harris most likely saved the woman's life.

Dishman has been with the department since 2012.

On July 12, 2016, just after 4:00 pm, officer Anthony Mason was called to a local hotel where a guest had passed out.  When the officer arrived he found the patient on the floor and turning blue.  Mason began CPR with the help of hotel staff.  EMS took the victim to the hospital and he survived the incident.

Officer Mason has been with the department since 2015.

On March 15, 2016, Officer Mark McDaniel and Cpl. Matt Benjamin were responding to a call in a neighborhood off Harrison Road when they saw a man go into cardiac arrest on his front porch.  Officer McDaniel began CPR, aided by Cpl, Benjamin.  The victim was taken to the hospital by EMS and did survive.

McDaniel has been with the department since 1996, Benjamin since 2001.

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