Clarksville, TN – On Friday, January 17th, 2014, two Officers from the Clarksville Police Department were presented with Lifesaver Awards.
Both Officer Heather Hill and Officer Alex Koziol went above and beyond their line of duty to safe a life. They are a credit to their shift, the Clarksville Police Department, and the City of Clarksville.
CPD Officer Heather Hill
On August 24th, 2013, Officer Heather Hill responded to a call at 757 Spees Drive, in reference to a child not breathing. Upon her arrival, she found a ten year old male on the couch that was not breathing and had no pulse. Officer Hill started CPR on the child and continued CPR until she was relieved by First responders.
A Lieutenant from Montgomery County EMS stated that Officer Hill’s actions made it possible for EMS to regain a pulse and the child was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center ER where the child arrived with a pulse and was being given breathing treatments.
CPD Officer Alex Koziol
On November 11th, 2013, Officer Alex Koziol was the first Officer to arrive at the scene of an accident with injuries at Trenton Road/Northfield Drive.
After seeing persons removing one of the occupants from a vehicle, who was not breathing, immediately started CPR. He continued CPR until medics and first responders relieved him. Montgomery County EMS personnel, with the assistance of a defibrillator, were able to regain a pulse.
EMS personnel advised that, had Officer Koziol not started CPR when he did, the victim’s chances of being resuscitated would have been nonexistent. Since the incident, the victim’s brother has expressed his thanks and appreciation for what Officer Koziol did.