Thursday, December 23, 2010

CCSO Members Awarded For Lifesaving Effort

The East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District honored five members of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office by presenting them with the Eagle Award during the district’s Dec. 14 fire commissioners meeting.

Dispatchers Kristen McKenzie, Julie Wilson, Anna Marie DeRosa and Patricia Clemens and East Naples Cpl. Robert Reu were recognized for their response to an emergency call of a golfer who went into cardiac arrest while on the third hole at the Foxfire County Club, 1030 Kings Way, on the morning of Aug. 21. Foxfire assistant golf pro Nathan Wiegratz received an Eagle Award after he quickly responded with an AED to help save the golfer’s life. ENFD firefighters Eric Lentovich, Justin Boutilier, Lt. Manny Arroyo and Captain Sean Hunt were also recognized for their assistance during this incident.

ENFD firefighters Jaret Cotter, Aaron Cline, Lt. Terry Anderson and Capt. Domingo Chinea were recognized for the roles they played after a 6-year-old boy nearly drowned at the Whistler’s Cove Apartments on Aug. 26. Collier resident Janice Johnson, 43, a neighbor who provided aid to the child while contact was made with 911, also receive an Eagle Award for her efforts.

The CCSO would like to congratulate its honored members and give thanks to the ENFD for formally recognizing their response to this life saving call-out.

Several people, including five members of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, were honored by the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District recently for their lifesaving efforts. From left are ENFD Captain Andrea Schultz, Foxfire County Club assistant golf pro Nathan Wiegratz, CCSO dispatchers Kristen McKenzie, Julie Wilson and Patricia Clemens, ENFD Lt. Manny Arroyo, Captain Sean Hunt and Chief Doug Dyer.

Photo by Greg Speers/East Naples Fire Department