Sheriff deputy’s quick thinking and skill set save life

At just about 2 a.m. May 27, Cameron Hickey received a call regarding a teenage girl in distress.

Hickey, a Lowndes County sheriff’s deputy, responded as quickly as possible to a remote part of the county, where he found the girl unresponsive — a victim of an apparent drug overdose. Though he’s only been a deputy for about a year, his experience as an emergency medical technician kicked in, and he began administering rescue breathing for about 20 minutes until paramedics arrived. As a result, the victim ultimately recovered from the overdose.

“Had it not been for Hickey’s quick thinking and his actions, the outcome could have been totally different,” Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said.