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KCSO Presents Letter of Appreciation to Residents Tyler Nickels and Jennifer Preston

October 1st, 2021 12:03 pm

On July 31, 2020, resident Jennifer Preston was on the White Pine Trail when she witnessed Mark Erickson, riding bikes with his daughter Kayla, fall after suffering a medical emergency. Jennifer recognized the crisis and called 911.

Tyler Nickels, who was driving by with his wife, noticed the situation and stopped to help. He saw that Mark had stopped breathing and immediately started CPR. Due to Tyler's efforts, Mark had medical attention roughly six minutes earlier than he would have waiting for first responders. This round of CPR compressions, with Kayla administering breaths, saved Mark's life.

While on the scene, Mark regained a pulse and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

When it came time to take Kayla to the hospital, Jennifer asked to ride along so she wouldn't be alone. On the ride, Jennifer comforted Kayla, talking about anything other than what just happened to her dad. Jennifer kept Kayla calm and distracted until she was able to meet up with her mom at the hospital.

Since the incident, Mark (left in picture) and Tyler (right in picture) have become good friends.

Due to the call from Jennifer and the CPR performed by Tyler, Mark's life was saved. For this, we proudly awarded them with a KCSO Letter of Appreciation. Please join us in congratulating and thanking Jennifer (who could not join us for this ceremony) and Tyler for their outstanding actions!