RPD Officer Cole receives Life Saving Bar

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Corporal Brian Cole receives the Life Saving Bar from Rutherfordton Police Chief Kevin Lovelace

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. – Rutherfordton Police Department Corporal Brian Cole received the Life Saving Bar on August 5th, 2015 at the Rutherfordton Town Council meeting. The award was presented to Officer Cole by Chief of Police Kevin Lovelace.

The Life Saving Bar is awarded to officers who perform a lifesaving act under extraordinary circumstances. On June 11th, 2015 Corporal Brian Cole responded to a residence on Cedar Street. Upon arriving on scene he found a victim lying unconscious on the floor and was starting to turn blue in the face. Corporal Cole didn’t find the victim’s pulse so he began administering CPR to the individual.

Administering CPR brought color back to the individual’s face and his breathing was noticeable again. Corporal Cole’s quick actions saved this individual from what could have been a deadly situation.

Thank you Corporal Brian Cole and the Rutherfordton Police Department.