First Sergeant Saves Man's Life in Henderson DMV Office


The day began like every other day at the Vance County Highway Patrol and DMV driver's license office located in Henderson. But within minutes, the heroic actions of one local Highway Patrol First Sergeant certainly saved one man's life.

At approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, October 6th, Highway Patrol secretary Dana Aiken and First Sergeant Joe Gaskins heard a loud commotion coming from the lobby of the Henderson driver's license office located on Eastern Boulevard.

Immediately, First Gaskins went to investigate and noticed a man slouched over in a lobby chair. The man was unresponsive and had a no pulse. Without hesitation, Gaskins immediately began CPR as 911 was being called.

After feverishly performing CPR on the gentleman for well over 10 minutes, EMS arrived and a slight pulse was obtained.

The gentleman, who's identity is not being provided at this time, was transported to Maria Parham Hospital where he currently doing well and is expected to recover.



Contact: Lt. Jeff Gordon
Date: October 7, 2014
Phone: (919) 733-5027

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