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Trooper Commended For Lifesaving Care Provided To Citizen
April 28, 2016
(Annapolis, MD) – A Maryland State Trooper assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division is being commended today for his quick actions that may have saved the life of a man who had a medical emergency yesterday while visiting the Motor Vehicle Administration.
Corporal Joe Wilson was on duty as the security officer yesterday at the Annapolis Motor Vehicle Administration. A 71-year-old man had been awaiting to be called to complete his transaction, when he started to feel ill.
Shortly before 5:00 p.m. yesterday, a patron reported an unconscious man, located in the waiting area to Cpl. Wilson. He responded to where the unconscious man was seated. Cpl. Wilson discovered that the man had no pulse, was not breathing, and immediately began cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Cpl. Wilson continued CPR until medics arrived with an automated electronic defibrillator (AED).
The unconscious man was stabilized and had an intermittent pulse. Responding medics transported the man to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he was treated.
Cpl. Wilson went above the call of duty and personally made contact with the man’s family. While off duty, Cpl. Wilson responded to the residence of the man and notified his wife in person. Cpl. Wilson then drove the wife to the hospital. Knowing the wife would be alone, Cpl. Wilson stayed by her side until other family members arrived to accompany her.
Earlier today Cpl. Wilson returned to the hospital to check on the status of the man and his family. The family welcomed Cpl. Wilson and expressed their many thanks for saving the life of their loved one.
CONTACT: Cpl. DaVaughn Parker, Office of Media Communications , (410) 653-4236