Jerome Police Officer To Receive Medal Of Honor


By Paul Johnson

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The Jerome Mayor and City Council will honor a Jerome police officer tonight with the Life Saving Medal. Sgt. Dennis Clark will be recognized for an event which took place on June 29, 2013. On that day, Sgt. Clark responded to a report of an unresponsive person at the Jerome Walmart. He found the victim lying on the floor in a pool of blood and found no pulse or sign of life. The Sgt immediately started CPR and continued to assist with life saving measures after Fire and Paramedic personnel arrived at the scene. In a news release, city officials say Sgt. Clark’s fast thinking and diligent live saving efforts resulted in the victim recovering from a serious life threatening incident.
Chief Dan Hall said “the preservation of human life is the most important duty there is for a police officer. I am very proud of Sgt. Clark and his performance is a fine example of the professional service rendered by the men and women of the Jerome Police Department as well as by other public safety professionals serving our communities and our nation.”

Sgt. Clark will be honored at the Jerome City Council Meeting tonight at 5:30 pm.

Sgt. Clark was the officer who in February of 2011 was shot in the face by Christopher Mark Taylor. The officer was attempting to stop Taylor for traffic violations. Taylor was ordered to serve two life sentences in prison.

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