An Indiana State Police Trooper assigned to the Fort Wayne Post and his wife were recognized Tuesday morning at an awards ceremony held at the Indiana State Police Post in Indianapolis for their life saving actions this past summer.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Dr. Paul E. Whitesell, PhD and Assistant Superintendent Colonel Richard S. Weigand presented Trooper James R. Bailey and his wife, Amy, a registered nurse, the Department’s Life Saving Award for their quick actions that revived an elderly man who had collapsed in front of the Scott’s store at Dupont Crossing in Fort Wayne.
On the afternoon of July 17, 2010, Trooper Bailey, a three year veteran of the State Police, was off duty with Amy and together they were traveling in Bailey’s fully marked Indiana State Police car in the parking lot of Dupont Crossing. Hailed by bystanders, they were told that an elderly man had collapsed near his pickup truck.
When the Baileys found 87-year-old Henry L. Yahn, they detected no pulse or respirations. They immediately began and sustained team CPR until relieved by paramedics. Because of the quick actions of the Baileys and the combined efforts of all involved, medics were able to detect a pulse before transporting Mr. Yahn to a local hospital for further treatment.