By Scott Halasz
July 23, 2014
WILMINGTON — Emergency personnel are called to do things every day that impact the life of another person or to keep the community safe. There are times when the regular routine of their job duties goes above and beyond that routine, and they perform a heroic act that dramatically impacts the life of another individual or they continue to do things that make them distinguished in their field. The Heroes Emergency Service Award is a way to honor those Clinton County Sheriff’s Department individuals.
A pair from Greene County were among the decorated deputies.
Deputy Joel Carman, Sgt. Mark Underwood
In the evening of July 16, 2013, Sgt. Mark Underwood and Deputy Joel Carman responded to a 911 report of a woman who had drowned. Upon arriving at the scene, the caller was performing CPR on the victim.
Underwood and Carman took over the task of performing CPR. When paramedics arrived, the victim was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital, revived and placed on a respirator.
Carman is a 2005 graduate of Xenia High School.
Deputy Garrett Benton, Deputy Brendan Culberson
In the evening of Feb. 25, 2013, an elderly female dispatched through 911 services for assistance with her 71-year-old husband who was unconscious.
Deputies Garrett Benton and Brendan Culberson arrived to find the gentleman face down on the floor after having fallen out of his chair. Upon assessment of his condition, he was warm to the touch and not breathing. They rolled the subject over and, with Culberson’s assistance, Benton administered CPR until the paramedics arrived.
They assisted the life squad in getting the patient in the back of the squad, and remained on the scene until the spouse made arrangements to accompany her husband at Clinton Memorial Hospital.
Benton is a Jamestown native.