Martin, TN police officers awarded medals for helping save child’s life

MARTIN, Tenn. (KBSI) – Four law enforcement officials received life-saving medals for their work helping to save the life of a child who had been accidentally shot.

On August 2, officers from the Martin Police Department responded to a call on Oakland Street about a child who was accidentally shot. The responding officers took several measures and enacted an emergency plan that played a vital role in saving the child’s life.

While each of them played different parts, their team effort calmed the situation and provided life-saving care for the victim until he could be flown out by AirEvac. Training, education and skills all came together to increase the survival chances for this child victim.

Life-saving medals were awarded along with commendation letters from Chief Don Teal at the Martin, Tenn. city board meeting on Sept. 13.

The officers are Lt. John Cross, Patrol Officer Aaron Carter, Patrol Officer John Colt Fulcher and Patrol Officer Demarchio Lee.

The child is making a full recovery. The Martin Police Department also thanked Martin Fire/Rescue for the roles that they played as well.

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