A Moore County Detention Officer saved an inmate’s life over the weekend.

An inmate was having difficulty breathing and chest pain, so Detention Officer Steven Braddock immediately sprang into action by informing his chain of command, contacting Emergency Medical Services, gathering the right personnel, and responding to the suffering inmate.

The Detention team gave the inmate three doses of nitroglycerin and administrated oxygen at the direction of medical staff saving the inmate’s life.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office. Our Detention Officers provide an outstanding service to our community,” said Sheriff Godfrey. “Once we take custody of an inmate, their safety is our responsibility and our policies and procedure complement that responsibility. We are required to conduct two cell checks an hour by state regulation and our policy is to check inmates at least three times. In emergencies, time is of the essence and the Detention Team’s quick response is a testament to their commitment, training, and professionalism. Had it not been for them, this story could have had a completely different narrative.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email