Knox County deputy commended for saving man's life

By Stephen Betts | Jun 12, 2018
Photo by: Stephanie Polky Knox County Deputy Nathaniel Jack was honored at the June 12 County Commission meeting for saving the life of a man April 27. He is congratulated by Sheriff Donna Dennison.

Rockland — A Knox County deputy was honored Tuesday, June 12, for saving a man's life.

Deputy Nathaniel Jack was presented a commendation by Sheriff Donna Dennison at the Knox County Commission's monthly meeting.

Jack was off-duty and shopping with his wife, Brittany, at the Hannaford supermarket in Damariscotta April 27 when they heard someone cry out that a man had collapsed in an aisle.

The man -- Michael Knof of Nobleboro -- was not breathing and Jack began chest compressions while his wife performed rescue breathing. Both continued their emergency care for 10 minutes until Central Lincoln County emergency medical technicians arrived.

Dennison said the man's cardiologist credited Jack with saving the man's life.

Chief Deputy Tim Carroll said this was the second life-saving commendation earned by Jack. He said the earlier one involved a car crash in which a person suffered a life-threatening laceration. The deputy applied a tourniquet that stopped the bleeding and saved the man's life.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Don Dickinson | Jun 12, 2018 18:11

Sorry for the typo.

Posted by: Don Dickinson | Jun 12, 2018 17:58

Great job Deputy ans Mrs Jack.

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