Two Pinehurst officers recognized for going above and beyond

Published 12:08 am Wednesday, January 9, 2019

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


PINEHURST — Pinehurst Chief of Police Fred R. Hanauer recognized two officers during the Pinehurst City Council meeting on Tuesday evening.

Officer Lockett was dispatched to a medical call where a man had amputated his arm while at work on Dec. 7, 2018. Locket’s quick thinking to apply a tourniquet aided in the man’s survival.

“He lost his arm, but the man survived,” Hanauer said. “Without Lockett applying the tourniquet, the outcome could have been different.”

Hanauer described Lockett and Norton’s actions as going beyond and not the typical duties of a police officer.

“I am very proud of them,” Hanauer said. “They did a good job.”

Officer Norton was leaving a call and was no longer on duty when he heard a medical of a child believed to be in cardiac arrest.

“He could have returned to the station, but instead he offered assistance,” Hanauer said. “Especially since EMS was having difficulty in located the residence.”

Norton was able to tell something was obstructing the child’s airway and was able to help remove it before Fire Chief Shon Brenham arrived on the scene and took over.

“Our Fire Chief was on both scenes and took over for the officers,” Hanauer said. “I have to thank Brenham as well.”

Both officers also received special recognition from Congressman Brian Babin. Representative Lanie Brown presented each officer with a certificate of recognition for going above an beyond their typical duties as officers.