Sgt. Casey Sheppard recognized during City Council meeting for life-saving actions

TEMPLE, TX (March 8, 2024) – Sergeant Casey Sheppard with the Temple Police Department was recognized for his heroic actions at the city council meeting on March 7, 2024.
On January 1, 2024, Sgt. Sheppard was driving home when he heard a cardiac emergency call in the 700 block of Olde Oaks Dr. The call, initially dispatched to the Bell County Sheriff's Office, was duplicated to the Temple Police Department due to its proximity and the urgent need for medical assistance. Upon arrival, Sgt. Sheppard swiftly initiated CPR on 79-year-old Ron Scott who had stopped breathing.

Sgt. Sheppard's quick thinking and proficient execution of life-saving measures resulted in the restoration of Scott's breathing. The timely arrival of Little River Fire Department allowed for further medical intervention, stabilizing Scott for transport to medical facilities.
"Sgt. Sheppard's dedication to duty and exemplary response in a critical situation embodies the values of the Temple Police Department,” said Temple Police Department Chief Shawn Reynolds. “His actions undoubtedly saved a life, and we are immensely proud to honor him for his service."

The Temple Police Department extends its sincere appreciation to Sgt. Casey Sheppard for his unwavering commitment to public safety and the well-being of the community.