Detention Officers Credited With Assisting Ailing Man

Three Wake County detention officers’ quick action during their lunch break, may have helped to save a man in a medical crisis.

Shortly after noon today (Wednesday), Sergeant Joshua Holmes, Officer Lamar Parris and Officer Ruben De Los Santos jumped into action to assist a man in a medical emergency.

According to witnesses, as Sgt. Holmes was turning into Bojangles’ parking lot on S. Wilmington Street, he noticed a female trying to perform CPR on a man in the parking lot. Holmes quickly jumped into action and continued to perform life-saving measures. Minutes later, Officer Parris would arrive at the restaurant and noticed his colleague assisting the victim. Parris jumped out and used the training they received as detention officers to relieve his colleague and continued to render aid. Seconds later, Officer Santos arrived rendering valuable support.

The detention officers remained with the unidentified victim until Wake County EMS arrived.

No information was immediately released on the condition of the man.