By Carol McIntire
Two Carroll County Sheriff deputies are credited with saving the life of an area woman last weekend.
County 911 dispatchers received a call Oct. 10 at 4:23 a.m. about a female having difficulty breathing in a parking lot at the intersection of SR 332 and SR 164 in Perrysville.
When Deputy Jason Jackson arrived, he found a woman beside a vehicle who was not breathing and did not have pulse.
“He started doing CPR right away,” said Sheriff Dale Williams. A second officer, Deputy Ryan Salasek, was called to the scene. “When he arrived, they alternated doing CPR until EMT ambulance arrived and took over,” Williams continued.
The woman, and a man who was with her, were both taken to Aultman Hospital. Williams said the woman was suspected of overdosing on heroin.
“I am proud of Jackson and Salasek for their efforts,” said Williams. “I am also proud of the dispatchers who handled the call that night and my entire staff. Since I have been in office I have worked hard to improve the training and to hire the right people for the right jobs. This shows that training is paying off.”
Williams said he requires all officers to have CPR training.
Jackson, who has previous law enforcement experience, has been a full-time deputy with the Sheriff’s Department for about six months and Salasek has been with the department for about one and half years.