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Rincon officers honored
Cops earn citations for coming to childrens aid
officer awards
Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon greets Officer Lee Daugherty before handing her a commendation. Williams performed CPR in a life-saving effort on a child who was not breathing. Officer Valarie Williams received a commendation for administering CPR to another child in a separate incident. - photo by Photo by Rick Lott

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon presented citations during Monday’s city council meeting to two officers for work they performed in lifesaving measures recently.

Officer Lee Daugherty responded to a call about a 3-year-old who was not breathing at the Red Gate Trailer Park a couple of weeks ago. He was the first to arrive on the scene and began administering CPR to the child and waited for the EMS crew to arrive.

The child was stabilized and taken to the hospital and is now doing fine.

Officer Valarie Williams was cited for her efforts to save a newborn’s life. She responded to a mutual aid call from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department and was the first responder on the scene, giving CPR to the child, who had not been breathing. She was able to restore the child to life and EMS took the infant to Memorial Health University Center in Savannah. The child later died, however.

City council members thanked them for outstanding police work in the community.