Berkshire County Correctional Officer Receives Commendation for Life Saving Efforts
A recent statement from Berkshire County Sheriff Bowler highlighted a correctional officers heroic life saving efforts on September 24.
On the last Friday of September, Officer Jason Roy was posted on outer perimeter of the Berkshire County House of Corrections when he heard a radio call from Pittsfield Police Dispatch stating that there was a motor vehicle accident at 467 Cheshire Road. Due to his proximity, Roy immediately responded.
Upon arrival, he located the vehicle in the Unistress entrance area where three bystanders were assisting the operator, who was lying on the ground. The bystanders informed him that the operator was not breathing and he immediately notified Berkshire Dispatch that he was on scene and of the situation that was unfolding.
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Officer Roy immediately checked for a pulse and could not locate one. He then observed the drivers skin color as gray and noticed that the driver was agonal breathing and through his training, he knew immediate intervention was needed. He then began conducting chest compressions until Pittsfield Fire Department arrived on scene and took over the resuscitation attempt by applying AED pads and administering a shock. County Ambulance then arrived on scene and placed the driver into their ambulance and began preparing for transport. However, once on scene, they detected a pulse and the return of spontaneous respirations and he was transported to BMC for further evaluation.
"Officer Jason Roy, your vigilance, situational awareness and adherence to your training undoubtedly saved the life of this individual. You are here by issued this commendation for your actions of September 24, 2021." - Sheriff Thomas Bowler.
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