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Deputies Commended For Saving Life


The Jones County Sheriff's Department presented Certificates of Commendation to two JCSD deputies for their life-saving efforts in March on a male shooting victim. Deputy Chase Smith and Deputy Jardian McDonald were presented their individual commendations by Sheriff Joe Berlin, Patrol Division Captain Scott Sims and JCSD Command Staff. Their individual commendations read as follows:

Jones County Sheriff's Department
Certificate Of Commendation

Presented to:
Deputy Chase Smith, Jones 40
Deputy Jardian McDonald, Jones 41

"For your valiant efforts on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in the Shady Grove Community in the performance of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and bleeding control on a male patient who had suffered a gunshot wound. Your commitment to duty, willingness to act, performance of CPR, and bleeding control in accordance with your training is hereby noted. Further, your dedication to the residents of Jones County is greatly appreciated by the entire staff of the Jones County Sheriff's Department. Great job sir!"

Sheriff Joe Berlin
Chief Deputy Mitch Sumrall

The shooting victim was transported that day by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for emergency treatment and survived. The required training which JCSD deputies undertake includes CPR, application of tourniquets/bleeding control and basic first aid.

"Both deputies exhibited great professionalism and courage in responding to the shooting scene and providing emergency medical care to the shooting victim until EMServ Ambulance Service arrived," notes Sheriff Joe Berlin. He concludes, "The importance of training was evident during the response to the shooting incident including securing the scene and providing life-saving care. I am proud of the team we've assembled here at the Jones County Sheriff's Department and their commitment to doing a very difficult and dangerous job."

Pictured left to right, front row: Sheriff Joe Berlin, Deputy Chase Smith, Deputy Jardian McDonald, A Squad Sergeant Brennon Chancellor

Pictured left to right, back row: Patrol Division Captain Scott Sims, Chief Deputy Mitch Sumrall

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