Friday, March 8, 2019

Hero of the Day

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

On Monday, March 4, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Trooper Robert Taylor Shows was dispatched to a crash scene on I-55 in Pike County. When he arrived, he observed a vehicle halfway under water with the driver still inside. Trooper Shows knocked out the rear glass to begin a rescue attempt. He could see the woman slumped over in the front passenger floorboard and was under a substantial amount of water. Trooper Shows maneuvered through the broken window and was able to free the woman’s foot that was trapped under the floorboard.

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Trooper Shows then removed her from the vehicle placing her in a safe location to await emergency medical personnel. She was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson due to injuries sustained in the crash and remains in stable condition. “Thank God for men and women like Trooper Shows who selflessly serve a cause bigger than themselves. Underpaid and certainly underappreciated, they continue to do the job no matter what the obstacle or the risk,” said Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher.

Director of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Colonel Chris Gillard added, “Because of Trooper Shows selfless actions, a life was saved and a family was spared the grim news that their loved one wouldn't be returning home that night. This is the very reason why we train hard, for the known and unknown. Each day, committed officers across this country carry out their duties by serving with a purpose. They do not do it for recognition or the money. An officer’s value to society is priceless.”

Trooper Shows is a graduate of MHP Cadet Class 62 and was sworn in on March 6, 2018.



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done Troop.

Anonymous said...

Most excellent!

Anonymous said...

Not surprised! Our troopers in blue are great!

Anonymous said...

That’s a fact, a real hero! God bless.

Anonymous said...

You should also cover the three heroes, working a job in Inverness two days ago, who saw a car disappearing into a creek, jumped in, broke out the back glass and saved the life of a woman about to drown.

Anonymous said...

Here Tis:

https://www.enterprise-tocsin.com/front-page-slideshow-news/%E2%80%9Ci-am-walking-miracle%E2%80%99-inverness-woman-alive-thanks-three-heroes?fbclid=IwAR3kqpv6qvp0VYdcw1n-Avlg8Z6V4IK0_zl3jKrwUIUIOtg8JW08jaiOfqQ#sthash.TFbGxx9b.cMrcVp1e.dpbs

Anonymous said...

God bless him.

Anonymous said...

Very well done. That is one of those tasks easier said than do too. Crawling into a confined space under water is extremely dangerous in itself. Number one killed of scuba divers.

Anonymous said...

The term "Hero" get's passed around to much these days...but this young officer fulfills the definition.

Anonymous said...

So grateful for our law enforcement. Too often it is the odd one "gone astray" that we hear about. Thank you Officer Shows for being an example to all.

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