DENVER — Colorado State Patrol Trooper Adam Jennings received the C.A.S.T. (Citizens Appreciate State Troopers) 2017 Award at the Governor's Mansion on July 28.
On September 12, 2016, the Alamosa Communications Center received a 911 call from a man indicating his wife had delivered a baby and the newborn was not breathing. The parties, attempting to drive to Alamosa, pulled over and were met within minutes by Trooper Jennings. Trooper Jennings recognized the newborn had amniotic fluid in its mouth, preventing it from breathing. By clearing the airway, the child was able to breathe. After follow up with the ambulance service, the newborn had copious amounts of fluid in its airway and likely would have died or had a serious medical condition due to lack of oxygen.
Trooper Jennings displayed the highest standard of dedication in preserving human life by acting quickly and decisively. He demonstrated ultimate concern for the community he serves when he checked on the baby at the hospital a few days later. He is to be commended for his lifesaving actions and the compassion he demonstrated following the event.
Above, State Representative Donald Valdez, left, joined Colorado State Patrol Trooper Adam Jennings when he received the C.A.S.T. (Citizens Appreciate State Troopers) 2017 Award.