A photo from the Kiwanis event today.

Ithaca, N.Y. — A life was saved at the Tompkins County jail because four officers thought quickly and administered CPR to a sick inmate.

The sheriff’s deputies were honored Monday with the Officer of the Month Award from the Kiwanis Club.

On June 7, at around 7 p.m., Officer Mark Miller noticed that an inmate was “acting strangely” in his cell, a press release said. Miller called for an ambulance.

Officer Barrett, Officer Talcott and Officer Butcher responded to the call for help as well. Together, they hooked up an AED machine and gave the inmate CPR.

“The inmate regained some responsiveness and was transported to the Emergency Room,” the press release said.

“These officers’ quick thinking saved a life, and we are proud to have them on the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office team.”

A photo from the Kiwanis event today. (Courtesy of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office)
A photo from the Kiwanis event today. (Courtesy of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office)

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.