Three Jackson officers honored for bravery and service

JACKSON, WY — Three officers from the Jackson Police Department received merits of commendation at a town council meeting Monday.

Corporal Kevin Jones and Officer CJ Proctor were presented with a “Live Saving Award and Proclamation,” awarded to officers “who render medical care of a distinguished or unusually credible nature to a person whose life is in immediate jeopardy and does so in a manner that most certainly sustained the person’s life.”

In January, Jones and Procter responded to a medical assist call to a person with a history of substance abuse. They found the person unconscious. Procter administered chest compressions while Jones administered opioid-antagonist medication. “Emergency room staff directly attribute the patient being alive to the quick actions of Corporal Jones and Officer Proctor,” the proclamation reads.

Sergeant Garrett Kellams was awarded a Medal of Bravery for saving a sleeping person from a residential fire in the “wee hours of the day” in April 2018. Kellams was the first to respond, and “put the safety and welfare of others before his own.” Chief of Police Todd Smith said in his 20 years of service, this is the first Medal of Bravery he has awarded.


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