Elkhart officer recognized for life-saving aid at Turkey Stampede race

ELKHART, Ind. - An officer with the Elkhart Police Department was recognized Monday for his life-saving efforts for a runner at the 2022 Turkey Stampede race.

Cpl. Brandon Stevens was commended during Monday's Police Merit Commission meeting for giving first aid to a runner who had collapsed during the November race.

During the race, the runner fell or tripped and fell face-first onto the pavement. Cpl. Stevens began performing CPR after discovering the runner was unconscious and did not have a pulse.

Members of the Merit Commission, Police Chief Seymore, the race organizer, and Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson were all in attendance.

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