Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Nanaimo RCMP Member Awarded

Councillor Gord Fuller, Constable Picard, Superintendent Mark Fisher

Constable Jocelyn Picard
performed lifesaving CPR

"I will be forever grateful, his actions saved my life," said City of Nanaimo Councillor Gord Fuller, who was on hand Friday October 16 for the presentation of the Officer in Charge Certificate of Appreciation to Constable Jocelyn Picard, who performed lifesaving CPR on Mr. Fuller.

On January 25th, 2015 at 10:45 am Constable Picard, while working General Duty in Nanaimo, came upon two males attending to an unconscious male lying on the side of road. A quick assessment of the situation led Constable Picard to realize the male was not breathing. Constable Picard radioed for Paramedics to attend and began CPR.

Constable Picard performed continuous CPR for approximately ten minutes until he was relieved by the attending paramedics, who later transported Mr. Fuller to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, where he remained for several weeks in grave condition. Mr. Fuller has since made a full recovery and has resumed his duties as a city counsellor.

"All officers receive training in CPR and may go an entire career without ever having to perform it. Constable Picard reacted appropriately to a life threatening situation, utilizing his CPR training to the best of his capabilities. As a result, Mr. Fuller is with us today. For that reason, I am honored to present Constable Picard with this award," said Superintendent Mark Fisher, Officer in Charge of the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment.

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