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Commendations

Posted on March 26, 2019

Cpl. Eard Trimmingham,

On March 5, 2019, Corporal Eard Trimmingham, Deputy Prizette Presberry, Deputy Wallace Murphy and Deputy Richard Russell responded to 1241 10th Street in reference to a house fire. Upon arrival, deputies found the home engulfed in flames and a female screaming from inside the front door of the residence. As Deputy Presberry got to the door, it was learned that she could not open it due to a locked deadbolt on a metal security door. Deputy Presberry went to his car, got a pry bar, and immediately pried open the door allowing the female to exit the residence. After the female exited the house, she advised Cpl. Trimmingham that a male subject was still inside. Cpl. Trimmingham returned to the front of the residence to attempt to locate the subject inside the home. Cpl. Trimmingham got down on the floor of the residence and crawled through the thick smoke finding the subject unresponsive lying on the floor.  Cpl. Trimmingham pulled the subject out with the assistance of other deputies. Once outside, Deputy Wallace Murphy and Deputy Richard Russell administered CPR until EMS arrived. The female subject was unharmed and the male subject was transported to Doctor's Hospital where he is in stable condition but on a ventilator. If not for the quick actions of these deputies, our community may have suffered the loss of two citizens.

Commendations

Posted on March 26, 2019

Deputy Wallace Murphy,

On March 5, 2019, Corporal Eard Trimmingham, Deputy Prizette Presberry, Deputy Wallace Murphy and Deputy Richard Russell responded to 1241 10th Street in reference to a house fire. Upon arrival, deputies found the home engulfed in flames and a female screaming from inside the front door of the residence. As Deputy Presberry got to the door, it was learned that she could not open it due to a locked deadbolt on a metal security door. Deputy Presberry went to his car, got a pry bar, and immediately pried open the door allowing the female to exit the residence. After the female exited the house, she advised Cpl. Trimmingham that a male subject was still inside. Cpl. Trimmingham returned to the front of the residence to attempt to locate the subject inside the home. Cpl. Trimmingham got down on the floor of the residence and crawled through the thick smoke finding the subject unresponsive lying on the floor.  Cpl. Trimmingham pulled the subject out with the assistance of other deputies. Once outside, Deputy Wallace Murphy and Deputy Richard Russell administered CPR until EMS arrived. The female subject was unharmed and the male subject was transported to Doctor's Hospital where he is in stable condition but on a ventilator. If not for the quick actions of these deputies, our community may have suffered the loss of two citizens.

Commendations

Posted on March 26, 2019

Deputy Richard Russell,

On March 5, 2019, Corporal Eard Trimmingham, Deputy Prizette Presberry, Deputy Wallace Murphy and Deputy Richard Russell responded to 1241 10th Street in reference to a house fire. Upon arrival, deputies found the home engulfed in flames and a female screaming from inside the front door of the residence. As Deputy Presberry got to the door, it was learned that she could not open it due to a locked deadbolt on a metal security door. Deputy Presberry went to his car, got a pry bar, and immediately pried open the door allowing the female to exit the residence. After the female exited the house, she advised Cpl. Trimmingham that a male subject was still inside. Cpl. Trimmingham returned to the front of the residence to attempt to locate the subject inside the home. Cpl. Trimmingham got down on the floor of the residence and crawled through the thick smoke finding the subject unresponsive lying on the floor.  Cpl. Trimmingham pulled the subject out with the assistance of other deputies. Once outside, Deputy Wallace Murphy and Deputy Richard Russell administered CPR until EMS arrived. The female subject was unharmed and the male subject was transported to Doctor's Hospital where he is in stable condition but on a ventilator. If not for the quick actions of these deputies, our community may have suffered the loss of two citizens.

Commendations

Posted on March 26, 2019

Deputy Prizette Presberry,

On March 5, 2019, Corporal Eard Trimmingham, Deputy Prizette Presberry, Deputy Wallace Murphy and Deputy Richard Russell responded to 1241 10th Street in reference to a house fire. Upon arrival, deputies found the home engulfed in flames and a female screaming from inside the front door of the residence. As Deputy Presberry got to the door, it was learned that she could not open it due to a locked deadbolt on a metal security door. Deputy Presberry went to his car, got a pry bar, and immediately pried open the door allowing the female to exit the residence. After the female exited the house, she advised Cpl. Trimmingham that a male subject was still inside. Cpl. Trimmingham returned to the front of the residence to attempt to locate the subject inside the home. Cpl. Trimmingham got down on the floor of the residence and crawled through the thick smoke finding the subject unresponsive lying on the floor.  Cpl. Trimmingham pulled the subject out with the assistance of other deputies. Once outside, Deputy Wallace Murphy and Deputy Richard Russell administered CPR until EMS arrived. The female subject was unharmed and the male subject was transported to Doctor's Hospital where he is in stable condition but on a ventilator. If not for the quick actions of these deputies, our community may have suffered the loss of two citizens.

Commendations

Posted on March 12, 2019

Deputy Keli Runyon,

On February 15, 2019. Deputy Keli Runyon responded to a structure fire. Upon arrival, Deputy Runyon observed that building 900 of Pinnacle Place Apartments (500 Caldwell Dr. Hephzibah, Ga. 30815) was on fire. Deputy Runyon was advised by the property manager that an elderly female lived in apartment A and was also in a wheelchair. Deputy Runyon was able to gain entry into the residence of apartment A which was on fire. Deputy Runyon observed a female slumped over in a wheelchair unresponsive. She then pulled the female from the wheelchair getting her to the door. Deputy Guy Newman arrived on the scene and they were able to get the female outside and began CPR until Gold Cross arrived on scene. Deputy Keli Runyon and Deputy Guy Newman then went to the back of the burning building and found three individuals and one child still inside on the first and second floor apartments.  The remaining individuals were also brought to safety.

Due to the quick response of Deputy Runyon and Deputy Newman they were able to help render aid during a structure fire.

Commendations

Posted on March 12, 2019

Deputy Guy Newman,

On February 15, 2019. Deputy Keli Runyon responded to a structure fire. Upon arrival, Deputy Runyon observed that building 900 of Pinnacle Place Apartments (500 Caldwell Dr. Hephzibah, Ga. 30815) was on fire. Deputy Runyon was advised by the property manager that an elderly female lived in apartment A and was also in a wheelchair. Deputy Runyon was able to gain entry into the residence of apartment A which was on fire. Deputy Runyon observed a female slumped over in a wheelchair unresponsive. She then pulled the female from the wheelchair getting her to the door. Deputy Guy Newman arrived on the scene and they were able to get the female outside and began CPR until Gold Cross arrived on scene. Deputy Keli Runyon and Deputy Guy Newman then went to the back of the burning building and found three individuals and one child still inside on the first and second floor apartments.  The remaining individuals were also brought to safety.

Due to the quick response of Deputy Runyon and Deputy Newman they were able to help render aid during a structure fire.

Commendations

Posted on December 11, 2018

Deputy Michael Bracken,

On November 15, 2018, Deputy Michael Bracken was dispatched to a possible drug overdose. On arrival, Deputy Bracken was guided to the upstairs bathroom where the complainant was administering CPR to an unresponsive male.  The complainant advised Deputy Bracken that the male was her brother and when he fell asleep, she became alarmed by the way her brother began to breathe.  The complainant also stated that her brother uses Heroin and she believed he had overdosed. Deputy Bracken turned the subject on his side to clear his airway and then placed him on his back and administered 4mg of NARCAN while the complainant continued CPR.

Gold Cross responded and the subject was transported to AUMC for further treatment. Because of Deputy Michael Bracken's prompt response to render aid and to administer NARCAN to the unresponsive subject, a life was saved.

Deputy Michael A. Bracken is an asset to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Augusta Richmond County.

Commendations

Posted on October 30, 2018

Deputy Jason McCall

On September 20, 2018, Deputy McCall along with Deputy Morgan was dispatched to 1014 Adrian Street, Apartment B in reference to an attempted suicide. Upon arrival, the two deputies observed an unresponsive female lying on the ground with a male sitting on the left side of her. Both deputies observed the female was not breathing and a male attempting to give her CPR. Deputy McCall also observed the female subject’s face turning blue.  Deputy McCall then began giving chest compressions. Deputies advised the male to give the unresponsive female 2 breaths after each 30 chest compressions administered.  The female began breathing after 4 cycles of chest compressions and breaths. The subject became stable enough to sit up as a Gold Cross supervisor checked her vitals. The subject was transported to University Hospital’s Emergency room by South Star Med 14. A life was saved as a result of Deputy McCall and Deputy Morgan promptly responding to render aid to the unresponsive female. 

Commendation

Posted on July 17, 2018

On May 30, 2018, Deputy Christopher Hill and Deputy Alexander Morgan spotted smoke coming from the area of 1300 Howe Street. Upon arrival, both deputies observed first responders from Engine Company 5 removing a subject from the inside of the burning residence. They quickly began to render assistance to an unresponsive male. Deputy Hill and Deputy Morgan immediately started CPR on the subject until Rescue 1 arrived on scene and relieved them from CPR. The subject was revived, and transported to AUMC for further medical treatment. Due to the quick actions of Deputy Christopher Hill and Deputy Alexander Morgan, they were able to help save the life of the unresponsive citizen.Deputy Christopher Hill is an asset to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Augusta Richmond County.

Commendations

Posted on April 20, 2018

Deputy Michael Murphy,

On March 24, 2018 an inmate at the Charles B. Webster detention center was being treated in Medical Exam Room #1 for injuries sustained in an altercation. While being treated for the injuries,the inmate had a seizure and went into Cardiac Arrest.  There was only one nurse on duty during this incident.  Deputy Devante Brown along with Deputy Carl Cerasulo III, Deputy Adam Kleba and Deputy Michael Murphy began CPR as Nurse Irvin was getting the AED activated. Deputies continued to rotate out doing chest compressions and closely  following instructions given by the AED until instructed to stop.

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