Interim Crossville Police Chief Chris Kendrick presented several awards this afternoon to ones involved in saving a woman’s life.
On August 18, 2018, police officers Brandon Griffin and Kenneth Keen responded to an apartment on Village Lane for an unresponsive 63-year-old female. Prior to their arrival, the woman’s caretaker, Christina Smotheran, called 911 and started using her training in cardio pulmonary resuscitation and began CPR.
Griffin and Keen took over chest compressions upon arrival.
Crossville firefighters Brian Wyatt and Eric Hickman, along with Cumberland County EMS medics Crystal Dunbar and Preston Adkins, arrived and assisted.
The female was loaded into an ambulance as Dunbar and Adkins continued life saving efforts to revive the woman. She was taken to Cumberland Medical Center where she showed signs of life and was admitted into intensive care.
All parties involved were recommended for their efforts in saving the female’s life.
Officers say if not for Smotheran’s quick thinking and decisive action, her patient’s life would likely have expired. The quick response from officers prior to EMS arriving gave fresh hands to continue life saving efforts during the physically exhausting event of performing CPR.
Each were honored with a Life Saving Award.
It should be noted that this is Officer Brandon Griffin’s second life saving award in a month’s time.
Also during today’s ceremony, Kendrick honored Sgt. Dustin Lester and K-9 Mojo for going above the call of duty as the presentations provided at the Appreciate Crossville/Cumberland County Expo.