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Four officers honored at Elizabethton City Council meeting

Jennifer Sprouse • Oct 11, 2013 at 8:56 AM

ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton City Council recognized four Elizabethton Police Department officers at Thursday’s meeting after each officer aided in saving a city man.

Elizabethton Police Chief Greg Workman said Capt. Jason Shaw, Sgt. Patrick White, Officer Jordan Ensor and Officer Matt Sexton responded to a call on West H Street regarding a man who was experiencing full cardiac arrest and began performing CPR.

“We utilized the (automated external defibrillators) and we were able to save a life that day,” Workman said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to recognize these officers. I appreciate all that these officers do.”

Councilman and Chairman of the EMS Board Sam Shipley also recognized the officers and said “the quick action and proper training by these mentioned police officers significantly added to the positive outcome in the situation. In addition to being nominated for the lifesaving award, each of these outstanding police officers are being presented a certificate of recognition from the Carter County Rescue Squad.”

Shaw, Ensor and Sexton were present at the meeting. White was unable to attend.

The three officers received their certificates from EMS Director Terry Arnold.

Other business addressed at Thursday’s meeting was the approval of a first reading and public hearing on a fiscal year 2013-14 budget ordinance amendment that would increase the revenue line items for School Bond Proceeds and corresponding expenditure line items for school capital projects in the amount of $5,106,063.

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