Carbondale Police Officers Honored for Saving a Gunshot Victim.
Three Carbondale Police Officers were honored on Monday for quick thinking that probably saved the life of a gunshot victim. On April 11, Sergeant Tim Lomax and two fellow officers responded to reports of a large party on Cherry street, just before 3:00AM and discovered a gunshot victim. Since there were no available ambulances at the time, the officers used a civilian's truck and kept the victim alive while they drove to the hospital. Lomax says it's an example of why he became a police officer.
"You know, we're here to help people. That's why I got started in, at the very beginning I was to make sure people are safe."
Interim Police Chief Stan Reno says the officers showed great composure.
"And there's just a number of ways that that incident could have gone a different direction...the heroic actions, and you know they put the sanctity of life as number one thing and helping the victim."
The other two officers honored are Haled Saleh and Dylan Yost.