Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, along with the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge #9 and United Dairy Farmers, is pleased to recognize Airport Police Department Sgt. Frank Stroud and Officer Chris Baughman as the recipients of the Bryan Hurst/Tony Luzio Officer of the Month Award for February. Please read details below:
On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, William Kirwin, Manager of Contracts and Procurement for the airport authority, suffered an apparent heart attack. At approximately 8:58:30am, Mr. Kirwin collapsed on the mezzanine level outside of police headquarters, near the entrance to conference room mezzanine 1. Less than a minute later, at 8:59:27, Officer Chris Baughman requested ARFF to be dispatched to his location for an unknown medical condition. Approximately 30 seconds later, as Officer Baughman and Tory Richardson were attempting to roll Mr. Kirwin over, Officer Baughman radioed that the subject was not breathing.
Sgt. Frank Stroud, who overheard the radio traffic, left his office and arrived at the scene on the mezzanine around 9:00:08. Sgt. Stroud immediately recognized the cardiac emergency and began CPR at 9:00:23. Six seconds later, Officer William Gish delivered an AED to Officer Baughman, who immediately began to prepare the AED for deployment. At 9:01:59, Officer Baughman attached the AED pads to Mr. Kirwin’s chest. The AED analyzed the heart rhythm and delivered a shock at 9:02:32. Eight seconds later, there was a noticeable rise in Mr. Kirwin’s chest as he took a breath. Mr. Kirwin began to breathe on his own and was rolled into a recovery position on his right side at 9:03:30. Medics from ARFF arrived about a minute later. At 9:08:30, Mr. Kirwin was on a cot, alert and oriented, on his way to the emergency room for additional medical care.
There is no doubt that the quick response and actions of Sgt. Stroud and Officer Baughman saved Mr. Kirwin’s life.
The award presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 1st, around 9:45am, at the Fire Fighters Union Hall, 2nd floor, located at 379 W. Broad Street.
Any questions, please contact Marilyn Smith at 614-645-4749.