James Turner

Local Heroes: Four Valdosta police officers honored for saving a child’s life

Local Heroes: Four Valdosta police officers honored for saving a child’s life

Four Valdosta police officers have been commended for their actions last month in saving the life of a child who was unresponsive after a seizure. Chief Leslie Manahan recognized Officers Dmitry Zimin, James Turner, Preston White, and Alberto Castellanos, for their quick thinking and response which saved the child's life, by presenting each of them a departmental challenge coin on Monday.  On Jan. 21, a mother was rushing her child to the hospital due to the child having a seizure in the vehicle. While heading to the hospital, the mother updated E911 that the child was unresponsive. Officers were able…
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