CALEDONIA – While Livingston County Jail Deputy Sergeant Jeremy Slocum and his wife Heather, a Registered Nurse, were making a shopping run together in January, they noticed a neighbor lying face-down in his driveway on Rte. 5 and 20 near St. Columbus Cemetery and Myers Campers in the freezing rain, unresponsive.
Sergeant Slocum immediately provided emergency care for the man, Eddie Hoag, who had fallen from his roof, suffered significant injuries, and lost consciousness, while Heather Slocum contacted the victim’s wife and called 911.
“My wife had every bit as much to do with it as me,” said Sergeant Slocum. “She went and contacted his wife, who works at a nearby business. She got EMS going, and we all helped him out until the ambulance got there.”
Deputy Slocum added that his and his wife’s response was only natural once they recognized that someone needed help in the freezing cold.
“The victim had significant injuries,” added Chief Deputy Jason Yasso of the Sheriff’s Corrections Division. “This is a great example of positive interaction between the community and law enforcement.”
PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Chief Corrections Deputy Jason Yasso, Corrections Sergeant Jeremy Slocum, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office – Facebook)