State Trooper receives award

LANSING.  At a special ceremony held in Lansing on September 13, Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue presented MC Ofcr. Jessica Cameron of the Sault Ste. Marie Post with the MSP Lifesaving Award.

On May 5, 2012, Cameron responded to a call involving an unresponsive individual who had no pulse and was not breathing.  Border Patrol Agents performed CPR while Cameron assisted in administering an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  The AED initiated a pulse and the individual was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for a massive heart attack.

In presenting Cameron with the MSP Lifesaving Award, the department recognizes if not for her quick actions and training, the individual may not have survived.

Cameron enlisted with the department in 2002, graduating as a member of the 14th Motor Carrier Recruit School.  Prior to serving as a motor carrier officer at the Sault Ste. Marie Post in October of 2011, Cameron served at the Metro, Brighton and Monroe posts.

Cameron is a 1998 graduate of the Tahquamenon area schools.  She is the daughter of Kip and Regene Cameron of Newberry.