Officer Receives Red Cross Lifesaving Award For Saving Infant

The Charles County Chapter of the American Red Cross recently presented PFC Lee Potter of the Charles County Sheriff's Department with an award recognizing his successful efforts to save the life of a young child.

At 10:51 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2005, Charles County Sheriff’s Office police communications officers dispatched a call for a 1-year-old child who was not breathing. PFC Potter was the first to arrive on the scene and found the infant, who had become entangled in a Venetian blind cord, not breathing and blue in the face. The child’s mother had removed the cord, but was too distressed to begin CPR. PFC Potter immediately began CPR and did not stop until the child began breathing. Emergency medical services personnel arrived and assumed further medical treatment.

On July 24, Debora Storey of the Red Cross presented PFC Potter with the Lifesaving Award for the Professional Responder, along with a medal and ribbon.

PFC Potter also received a Sheriff’s Award recognizing his exceptional effort and dedication at the Charles County Sheriff’s Office bi-annual Awards Banquet held May 26.

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