FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Legally Defensible Training Records

Ask The Expert

Ari Vidali

CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies

Top News

S.C. SRO Saves Student After Asthma Attack

January 21, 2013  | 

Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff Leon Lott recognized Dent Middle School Resource Officer (SRO) Donna Tucker on Wednesday for her quick actions that helped save a student's life, the agency announced.

Last month, a sixth grader suffered a severe asthma attack near the end of the school day. As school officials waited for EMS to arrive, he stopped breathing. Deputy Tucker and Nursing Assistant Schonna Keasler immediately began administering CPR on the student until he began breathing on his own. The boy was rushed to Providence Northeast Hospital where he received treatment and recovered. After a restful winter break, he returned to school with his fellow classmates on Jan. 3.

"There is no question that Deputy Tucker's actions helped save this student’s life. We are grateful to have her as part of our team," said Dent Middle Principal Dr. Randall Gary.

In his remarks, Sheriff Lott noted that Deputy Tucker was a natural fit for the job."It takes a special kind of person to be an SRO. You have to know how and when to be kind, understanding and tough with the kids," Lott said. "She's been on the job less than a year, and here she is already saving someone's life."

This is also the deputy's first year with the sheriff's department. She is a graduate of the sheriff's department's Citizen Police Academy, 14-week program designed to give citizens an overview of the department's structure, services and personnel, as well as help them become a liaison or ambassador of the department. She was honored with a medal during the quarterly Pro ACT (Accountability Coordination and Teamwork) meeting when supervisors meet to share ideas, information, trends and solutions.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Richard Fuller @ 1/22/2013 1:40 PM

Great work Deputy! Thank you.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

FLEOA Endorses Law Enforcement Retirement Bill for All Uniformed Officers
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) issued a statement of...
Former “Lost Boy of Sudan” Becomes Atlanta Officer
Jacob Mach, and his son, were all smiles for his first day at the Atlanta Police...
New Chief Takes Command of Pittsburgh PD
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto today swore in Scott Schubert to a permanent police chief...
3 Officers Injured in Tucson Immigration Protest
A protest in downtown Tucson against President Trump’s immigration law enforcement...
Video: Gunman Opens Fire on Oakland Officers, Residents with Rifle
Oakland, CA, police have arrested a man they say triggered a tense standoff with police...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine