Local Hero Is Honored

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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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