By Linda Dillman
Madison Township lauded one of its own for the second time this year with a commendation for police Sgt. Victor Boyd who helped save the life of a resident in need.
During the Dec. 8 Madison Township trustees’ meeting, Fire Chief Derek Robinson thanked Boyd for his assistance with a cardiac arrest patient on Nov. 30.
Trustee Chairman John Pritchard called Boyd’s quick response “awesome” and said no words are sufficient to describe the Madison Township Police officer’s actions.
“Sgt. Boyd was first on the scene, and with the help of a bystander, removed the victim from their car and began CPR,” said Robinson. “Battalion 181 was next to arrive and Sgt. Boyd assisted them by helping place the victim on a patient carrying device and attaching an automatic chest compression device (LUCAS Device). These actions made treatment from the soon arriving Columbus Medic 4 crew more efficient and rapid. Sgt. Boyd’s actions are greatly appreciated, and his quick administration of CPR provided much need circulation for the patient until EMS arrived.”
In a Dec. 3 Letter of Commendation by Madison Township Police Chief Gary York to Boyd, the chief said the residents of the township are fortunate to have local law enforcement respond to EMS calls to initiate care and assist fire department personnel in the treatment of the public in need.
“When every second counts, it truly can make a difference of life and death,” wrote York. “Your actions represent the core values of the Madison Township Police Department to serve with honor, respect, integrity and professionalism.”
Earlier on May 27, a female driver passed out behind the wheel and Boyd, along with Officer Keith Mallory, began performing CPR on the victim. After several minutes of chest compressions, a pulse was detected as medics arrived on the scene.
The victim was transported to Grant Medical Center and survived. York commended both officers for their quick response.
Other township news
•The trustees approved a $61,570 agreement with Rossman Enterprises for the installation of an exhaust system for Fire Station 181, a similar agreement with the same company for $56,947 for Fire Station 182, and an agreement with Finley Fire for $215,409 for self-contained breathing apparatus.
•Part-time receptionist Mary Hayes resigned effective Dec. 1.
“At this time, we are not pursuing replacing this position,” said Madison Township Administrator Susan Brobst.
•Firefighters Allen Young and Rashid Taylor will serve as fire department representatives to the 2021 Volunteer Firefighters Dependent Fund Board. Ed Dildine and Pritchard will serve as township board representatives and resident Jerry Lupfer was elected by the fire department and trustees to serve as a fund board representative.
•Police officers Keith Mallory and Jason Huston will serve as police department representatives to the 2021 Volunteer Peace Officer’s Dependent Fund Board. Dildine and Michele Reynolds will serve as township board representatives and resident Warren Motts was elected by the police department and trustees to serve as a fund board representative.