Just in time

So­cial Cir­cle po­lice of­fi­cer’s speedy re­sponse po­ten­tially saved life of in­jured CSX em­ployee

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - KAYLA ROBINS krobins@cov­news.com

The So­cial Cir­cle City Coun­cil will honor, on Tues­day, the po­lice of­fi­cer who was first on the scene of the re­cent ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a CSX em­ployee who was in­jured near the Gen­eral Mills fa­cil­ity on Wed­nes­day, May 28 and pro­vided po­ten­tially life-sav­ing first-aid ef­forts.

So­cial Cir­cle Po­lice Of­fi­cer Ja­son Stri­b­ling has reg­u­larly been as­signed as a school re­source of­fi­cer at So­cial Cir­cle High School and Mid­dle School but was on pa­trol be­cause school was not in ses­sion, ac­cord­ing to Po­lice Chief Terry Sose­bee. A con­cerned cit­i­zen ap­proached Stri­b­ling at ap­prox­i­mately 1:30 p.m., no­ti­fy­ing him of a sit­u­a­tion at the fa­cil­ity with pos­si­ble in­juries.

“Upon ar­rival, Of­fi­cer Stri­b­ling lo­cated the in­jured CSX em­ployee and im­me­di­ately be­gan ad­min­is­ter­ing first-aid,” Sose­bee said.

Stri­b­ling then no­ti­fied the Wal­ton County Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Cen­ter of the sit­u­a­tion and re­quested a life flight to the scene. As he waited for as­sis­tance, Sose­bee said, Stri­b­ling de­ployed a field tourni­quet to the em­ployee’s sev­ered arm to con­trol what ap­peared to be ex­treme blood loss.

Sose­bee said Stri­b­ling re­mained with the in­jured em­ployee un­til EMS per­son­nel ar­rived on the scene and took over first-aid ef­forts and while the CSX Po­lice Depart­ment in­ves­ti­gated the ac­ci­dent, which in­volved a col­li­sion be­tween the em­ployee and a train car.

“I am con­fi­dent that with­out Of­fi­cer Stri­b­ling’s prompt ac­tions, the vic­tim of this un­for­tu­nate ac­ci­dent could have had an even more dire out­come,” Sose­bee said. “This in­ci­dent re­flects well on Of­fi­cer Stri­b­ling, his pro­fes­sion­al­ism, his prepa­ra­tion to serve the pub­lic and his will­ing­ness to meet the needs of our com­mu­nity on mul­ti­ple lev­els.”

Stri­b­ling will be hon­ored by the So­cial Cir­cle City Coun­cil Tues­day at 6:30 p.m. dur­ing its coun­cil meet­ing.

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