Jones 3 9MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/9/18) — The Kentucky Legislature recognized a Madisonville Police Department officer this week for his lifesaving efforts of a 10-year-old child.

MPD reported Sgt. Justin Jones was on his way to work Dec. 8, when he heard a call about a child that was unresponsive and not breathing.

“Sgt. Jones immediately started CPR on the young victim,” MPD Spokesman Lt. Andy Rush wrote in a press release. “A short time later, when the Medical Center Ambulance arrived, they were stuck in the construction zone and could not get to the residence.”

MPD said Jones swept the child up and ran 100 yards to the ambulance. The boy was taken to the hospital, and then by medical helicopter to Vanderbilt Hospital, where he made a full recovery.

The medical staff credits Jones for his quick, lifesaving action, MPD said.

Jones, who has served at MPD for nearly six years, received the recognition Wednesday in Frankfort.

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