Two City of Crossville Police Department officers have received recognition with the issuance of “Officer of the Month” awards for January, 2017.
On January 13, Sgt. Dustin Lester and Ptl. Daniel Coleman responded to an unresponsive male at an Aster Street residence. The officers immediately began life saving CPR, and restored a pulse. The subject began breathing for a short time but, despite their heroic attempts, later passed away.
On January 18, both officers responded to a Crabtree Road address, where a motor vehicle had fallen on an individual, trapping him underneath. The officers quickly assessed the situation and Ptl. Coleman jacked up the vehicle as Sgt. Lester pulled the man from danger. The gentleman suffered no injury, in part to the officer’s quick actions.
Lastly, on January 27th, both officers responded to an open “911” telephone line at a Calloway Drive Residence. Upon their arrival, officers found a female lying in a pool of blood. They made entry and found the female to be semi-responsive, suffering from a large laceration on her head. Ptl. Coleman and Sgt. Lester provided medical assistance until paramedics arrived. Both followed up with the female the next day at the hospital. She greatly appreciated their concern and assistance.
These officer’s dedication and professionalism is to be commended. It is with exceptional officers and a determination to maintain the highest levels of service to the citizens of Crossville that our agency will exceed the expectations of our community