Ocean Pines officer receives recognition.

IMG_20150902_133712Ocean Pines Patrolman First Class James D. Minton was presented the Maryland State Police’s
“SUPERINTENDANT’S SALUTE” for his actions on October 26th, 2014.
It was reported Troopers of the Maryland State Police Berlin “V” Barrack were dispatched to an Ocean
Pines residence for a suicidal subject. Upon arriving, Ocean Pines Patrolman First Class Minton met
Trooper Andrew Broadwater and attempted to contact the suicidal subject at the residence. After no
response, both Broadwater and Minton made entrance to the residence only to find the victim hanging
from an attic rafter. Patrolman First Class Minton and Trooper Broadwater released the subject and
administered CPR until the victim began to breathe. Minton and Broadwater continued with lifesaving
efforts, along with other arriving Troopers, until emergency medical services arrived and
assumed medical care. The swift actions taken by Patrolman First Class Minton and Trooper
Broadwater saved the victim’s life.
The certificate was signed by current Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, Colonel William M.
Pallozzi. It was presented to Patrolman First Class Minton at the Maryland State Police, Berlin “V”
Barrack by Assistant Barrack Commander, First Sergeant Christopher Davala. Patrolman First Class
Minton was accompanied by his family and Ocean Pines Chief of Police, David Massey.
Patrolman First Class James D. Minton is commended for his outstanding contributions to the citizens
of Maryland and the Maryland State Police.

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