MISSAUKEE COUNTY, MI. Troopers Darren Morris and Joshua Stinson of the Michigan State Police (MSP) Houghton Lake Post were presented with the Heroism Award by the Northern Michigan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution today at a ceremony at the MSP Houghton Lake Post for their lifesaving efforts in May of this year.
On Thursday, May 7, 2020 shortly after 2:00 p.m. Troopers Morris and Stinson responded to a dispatched call of an unconscious male who was not breathing at a gun range in Missaukee County. When troopers arrived, they found the son of the unconscious 67-year-old Lake City man performing CPR on his father. The father had slumped over without warning. The son called 911 and began CPR.
Troopers took over and accessed the victim. He was not breathing and had no pulse. Troopers connected the automated external defibrillator (AED) to the man and continued CPR. A shock was then delivered using the AED and CPR resumed. When Missaukee EMS arrived, troopers relinquished treatment and continued to assist with the patient. The victim was transported to Cadillac Munson Hospital for further treatment.