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Center PD officer presented "Life Saving Award"

We told you earlier this week that Center Police officer Jake Gross would be recognized with a "Life Saving Award" by Police Chief Jim Albers at the Center City Council's Monday night meeting.


To give you some more details of the incident. On March 3 this year, Officer Gross administered CPR to 58-year old Joann Lockett at Center Place Apartments. He arrived to find her non-responsive, and not breathing. He continued to do so until ACE EMS arrived on the scene.


After working on Ms. Lockett for several minutes, a pulse was detected and she was transported to Center Emergency Department and on to Nacogdoches. Unfortunately, after leaving the hospital, Ms. Lockett passed away.


Officer Gross has been on the Center PD force four years.


Chief Albers said the department was very proud of Officer Gross, he added, “Jake is one of our finest officers, and a real credit to the Center Police Dept. and City of Center.”


Mayor David Chadwick added, “We are proud to see one of our officers act in such a professional and heroic manner.”


Center Police Officer Jake Gross (right) is presented a "Life Saving Award" from CPD Chief Jim Albers at Monday's city council meeting. (Photo courtesy of Our Town Times newspaper, Colleen Doggett)

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