Local Hero Is Honored


Terre Haute Police Captain Edward Tompkins received the Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award.  Tompkins was presented with the award for saving the life of a baby.

During the incident, Tompkins found a woman holding a baby who was not breathing.  The captain performed chest compressions and the child started breathing again.

“Once i got there and the baby was handed off to me I almost panicked,” said Tompkins.  We had just had CPR training and it just popped back into my head.”

The Breakfast Optimist Club presented the award to Tompkins.


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