First responders recognized by mayor at Council meeting

First responders recognized by mayor at Council meeting

By: CHRIS BEST

Enquirer Democrat contributor

During the July 1 Carlinville City Council meeting, Lieutenant Derek Graham and Officer Pat Wills of the Carlinville Police Department were recognized by Mayor Deanna Demuzio for their quick thinking at the scene of a life threatening accident.

Max Rogers of Carlinville was involved in a serious work-related accident on June 19. Rogers suffered a cut to the arm which ruptured an artery and caused rapid loss of blood. Lieutenant Graham and Officer Wills were the first responders to arrive on the scene. The officers were able to apply a tourniquet to stop much of the bleeding before EMTs were able to arrive on the scene and transport Rogers to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield where he was treated for his wound.

Demuzio honored Lieutenant Graham and Officer Wills and thanked the firefighters and EMTs who arrived on the scene for their quick, live-saving actions.

Rogers, who attended the meeting alongside his parents Chris and Betsey Rogers, took a moment to also thank all of the first responders for their part in saving his life.

“It was just a really bad accident, and they did a wonderful job at keeping me calm and taking care of me. I just wanted to thank you all,” Rogers said.

Read the full story in the 7-4-19 edition of the Macoupin County Enquirer~Democrat.

Bailey Lippold of Boy Scout Troop 63 was honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Monday’s Council meeting. For his Eagle Scout project, Lippold improved the welcome sign at the South entrance to town. Those pictured are, from left to right, Bill Link, Jim Stilwell, Mayor Demuzio, Anne Stilwell, Ben Lippold, Bailey Lippold and Jennifer Lippold. Enquirer-Democrat photo by Chris Best.