|Officer and Evidence Technician Honored With Lifesaving Award
September 26, 2006 - Knoxville Mayor Bill
Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the department's Lifesaving
Award to Officer Rhett Carter and Sr. Evidence Technician Tim Kesterson.
Officer Carter has been with the department since October 2001. Evidence
Technician Kesterson joined the department in August 2001.
Owen said that on July 9 at approximately 2:11 a.m. Officer Carter
and Evidence Tech Kesterson had responded to a North Knoxville residence
to investigate an attempted rape. While they were processing the crime
scene they heard a loud crash and turned to see that the victim had
passed out. The victim was not breathing and did not have a pulse.
Officer Carter immediately called for an ambulance while Technician
Kesterson prepared to start CPR. Officer Carter and Technician Kesterson
performed two-man CPR until the ambulance arrived. The victim was
transported to the hospital where she gained consciousness.
Chief Owen said, "Because of the quick thinking and action of
these two employees the victim was given the proper medical treatment
until she could be transported to the hospital."
"We commend Officer Carter and Technician Kesterson for their
dedication to their job and to the citizens we serve everyday,"
said Mayor Haslam.
Both employees will receive a signed certificate from the Mayor and
Chief along with a free dinner from the Bayou Bay Seafood House.
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