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.