Chief Terrence Green is pleased to announce that Corporal Paul Walker of the Lexington Police Department Patrol Division was chosen as the recipient of the Tommy J. Fox Award, which was given by the Lexington County Law Enforcement Officers Association (L.C.L.E.O.A.) during the annual Christmas dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, December 15th, 2016.
Corporal Paul Walker was nominated for this award for his living saving response to a medical incident this past April at a Town of Lexington apartment complex, which during the incident Corporal Paul Walker found that the victim had stopped breathing and immediately began doing chest compressions while directing other officers at the scene until EMS arrived.
During the course of Corporal Paul Walker giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the victim began having a steady heartbeat along with breathing regularly on his own. Corporal Paul Walker assisted EMS when they arrived with what needed to be done to prepare the victim for transport to the hospital. Corporal Paul Walker’s calmness through the incident, quickness to render aid, and direction of other officers at the scene all were seen in contributing to the success in the saving of the life of this victim.
Chief Terrence Green stated, “The actions and response by Corporal Paul Walker were exemplary and it’s a deserved honor that he was chosen as this year’s recipient by the L.C.L.E.O.A.
Over the course of Corporal Paul Walker’s career, he has been given three Life Saving Awards for his actions during medical incidents which is one example of many why the Lexington Police Department is fortunate to have Corporal Paul Walker within our ranks as he continues to give his all to the Town of Lexington community.”
This award by the Lexington County Law Enforcement Officers Association was started in 1971 in memory of Deputy Tommy J. Fox of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department who was killed in the line of duty August 22, 1970 and given to one officer each year who has exhibited an act of heroism while performing law enforcement duties.