On Easter Morning, March 27, 2016, Deputies with Constable Mark Herman’s Office responded to a 911 emergency at Meyer Park in the 7700 block of Cypresswood Drive. The caller reported that a female had collapsed on the track near the playground. Deputy Mark Jenkins Jr. was the first Deputy to arrive and immediately checked the patient and noticed that she did not have a pulse. There was several other citizens doing CPR on the victim however, she was unresponsive.
Deputy Jenkins began chest compressions aiding the citizen until EMS arrived and the patient resumed breathing and a pulse was detected. Deputy Jenkins then located the patient’s telephone so that he could notify a family member but the telephone was passcode protected with a finger print scanner. He then placed the telephone to the patient’s finger unlocking the telephone and called “Mom” listed in the recent calls to make notification of the emergency and EMS transport to the hospital.
Deputy Jenkins began his law enforcement career with Constable Herman’s Office in September 2014 and has received CPR training from the Red Cross, US Army and while in the police academy.
The 20 year old patient is expected to recover from the incident and her mother is very appreciative of all of the bystanders that came to the aide of her daughter. The Constable’s Office at the request of the victim’s family did find the citizen that began CPR. The family has requested to meet with Deputy Jenkins and the citizen in the near future to thank them both.