Published on May 30th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
RCSD Deputy Saves Life of 1 year-old
Pictured: School Resource Officer Deputy Darlene Crawford (right) visits year-old Terrance Anderson and his mother, Vera, following Crawford’s life-saving actions.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott commends Richland County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officer Deputy Darlene Crawford for her quick response in saving the life of a 1 year-old child. The Sheriff stated that the child was found choking during a graduation ceremony at South Kilbourne Elementary School located at 1400 S Kilbourne Road Columbia, SC recently.
The Sheriff stated that Darlene immediately took hold of her lifesaving techniques when the parent of a 1 year-old child cried out for help as the child choked on a piece of candy. The Sheriff stated that the incident took place while the parent was attending her daughter’s 5th grade graduation. The Sheriff stated that Darlene was able to dislodge the candy from the infant’s throat and credits the immediate actions of Darlene for the child being alive today.
Darlene is a mother of 7 with 13 grandchildren and expresses that her motherly instincts kicked in with helping save the life of the child. Darlene also credits her immediate actions to the training she has received over the past years in her law enforcement career.
The Sheriff stated that Darlene has been with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department for approximately 2 years after serving 17 years with the City of Miami Police Department. Darlene currently serves as the School Resource Officer at South Kilbourne Elementary School.
Sheriff Leon Lott applauds the efforts of School Resource Officer Deputy Darlene Crawford for her quick response in saving a life. The Sheriff is grateful knowing that deputies produce a heart to save lives, even in unforeseen circumstances.