YORK COUNTY, SC - York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson announces the following awards and commendations for the month of October 2018.
Enforcement Division Employees of the Month: Deputy Daniel Frame, Deputy Nicholas Suriano & Sergeant Lee Stoneburner
On October 15th, Sergeant Stoneburner and Deputies Frame and Suriano were dispatched to assist EMS with an unconscious and nonresponsive one-month old infant. Sgt. Stoneburner arrived first and immediately began assisting EMS by doing chest compressions on the infant while EMS started an IV and administered oxygen.
Deputies Frame and Suriano then began alternating chest compressions with Sgt. Stoneburner so as to not exhaust one individual. The actions of these deputies were of great help to EMS because it allowed one medic to be free to communicate with dispatch and the hospital. While the infant did pass away, Sgt. Stoneburner and Deputies Frame and Suriano are to be commended for going above and beyond their law enforcement duties to assist other first responders attempting to save a life.
Lifesaving Medals: Deputies Justin Moore, Crystal Beck, Matthew Aaron & Mark Scoggin
In September 2017, Deputies Moore, Aaron, Beck and Scoggin responded to a report of an individual who was unconscious and not breathing. Deputy Moore was the first on the scene and he relieved family members who were performing CPR on the individual. Deputy Moore continued chest compressions until other first responders arrived. Deputies Moore, Beck, Aaron and Scoggin took turns performing CPR on the individual, along with Fire and EMS personnel, until the individual began to show signs of life. All of the deputies then helped to get the individual in the back of the ambulance. Deputies Moore, Beck, Aaron and Scoggin also went to check on this individual while he was in the hospital. If it were not for the actions of these deputies and the other first responders, this individual would have died. These deputies are to be commended not only for the lifesaving actions they took, but also for following up with this individual. We should all strive to show this same level of concern for the citizens of York County.
Sergeant Lanelle Day
Sergeant Day responded on a car break-in on October 10th. It began to drizzle as she arrived on scene and Sgt. Day knew that she had a short period of time to process the vehicle for evidence before the rain washed it away.
Working quickly, Sgt. Day was able to pull a latent print from the driver’s side door of the vehicle and a possible match was developed. Sgt. Day is to be commended for her awareness and quick thinking that saved evidence from being destroyed by the weather.
Deputies Steven Neely & Daniel Dellinger
While investigating a report of child neglect, Deputy Dellinger discovered that the suspect and victim had not eaten in two days. Deputy Dellinger contacted Deputy Neely who, using his own money, purchased food and drinks for both the suspect and victim. Deputies Neely and Dellinger are to be commended for their act of kindness of providing a meal to citizens in need.
Detention Division Employee of the Month – Corporal Nicholas Davis
Corporal Davis was nominated for this award by a shift supervisor. Corporal Davis has been assigned to the ICE 287(g) Lead Booking Officer position since July 2012. Corporal Davis has excelled in that position as well as being an asset to the shifts, especially when short staffed.
Corporal Davis is always assisting the on-duty shift with giving breaks, counting trays, assisting booking staff, etc. He completes these tasks without complaint and maintains a positive attitude and is greatly appreciated by not just those in his department, but everyone in the facility.
Lifesaving Medals – Registered Nurse Leigh Bell, Registered Nurse Paula King, Licensed Practical Nurse Michaela Barnette, Licensed Practical Nurse Brian Popichak, Medical Services Coordinator Anquanetta Cannon
On August 25, 2017, there was a medical emergency with an inmate in the Detention Center.
The inmate was unresponsive and not breathing. CPR was performed by Nurses Leigh Bell, Paula King, Michaela Barnette, Brian Popichak, and Anquanetta Cannon. All staff continued to perform CPR, along with Fire and EMS personnel when they arrived. Nurses Popichak and
Cannon also administered several doses of Narcan. The inmate began to show signs of life, and was breathing, and was able to open her eyes and move her hands as she was escorted to the hospital. The inmate did make a full recovery from this incident.
Lifesaving Medal – Lieutenant Jessica Hall
On April 20, 2016, there was a medical emergency with an inmate in the Detention Center. The inmate was unresponsive and not breathing. CPR was performed by several staff members, including Detention Officer Jessica Hall, who has recently been promoted to Lieutenant. Staff continued to perform CPR, until EMS personnel arrived, and were able to administer Narcan to the inmate. The inmate began to show signs of life, and was able to sit up as she was escorted to the hospital. The inmate did make a full recovery from this incident.
Sergeant Arthur Totherow, Sergeant Cristos Kakouras, Deputy Caleb Bucy, and Detention Officer Krystina Bennett
On November 28, 2017, there was a medical emergency with an inmate in the Detention Center.
The inmate was unresponsive and not breathing. Sergeant Totherow, Corporal Kakouras (recently promoted to Sergeant), Detention Officers Bucy (recently transferred to Deputy) and
Bennett all took turns performing CPR on the inmate, along with EMS personnel once they arrived on scene. Unfortunately, the inmate did succumb to his illness.
Sergeant Arthur Totherow, Sergeant Cristos Kakouras, Sergeant Michael Plyler, and Registered Nurse Leigh Bell
On May 18, 2018, there was a medical emergency with an inmate in the Detention Center. The inmate was unresponsive and not breathing. Sergeant Totherow, Corporal Kakouras (recently promoted to Sergeant), Detention Officer Plyler (recently promoted to Sergeant) and Nurse Bell all took turns performing CPR on the inmate, along with EMS personnel once they arrived on scene. Unfortunately, the inmate did succumb to his illness.