Three jail officers at the Starke County Justice Center were honored on Friday evening for their efforts in saving the life of an inmate in September.
Starke County Sheriff’s Jail Sergeant Rudy Allen, Jail Officer Ethan Biggs and Jail Officer Earl Mayo were given a Life Saving Award as well as a pin during a holiday gathering hosted by the sheriff’s office.
As previously reported, a woman was arrested on Sept. 28 and was processed into the jail facility around 9 a.m. She reportedly showed symptoms of distress after eating lunch. Jail officers realized that she was showing signs of an overdose and quickly started doing CPR. The officers then administered about four shots of NARCAN and she regained consciousness. She was then taken to the hospital by ambulance for further treatment.
The three jail officers along with Starke County Community Corrections officer Alyssa Cook have been commended for their actions in saving the inmate’s life.