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Carbondale Police Officers Honored for Saving a Gunshot Victim.

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Carbondale Interim Police Chief Stan Reno, Left, and the Three Officers Credited with Saving a Gunshot Victim on April 11, 2021

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."

<--break->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."

<--break->The other two officers honored are Haled  Saleh  and Dylan Yost.