MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C, (August 10, 2022) – Public Services personnel were recognized at the August 9 Town Council Meeting for their outstanding response to a citizen in need.
On July 26, Waste Management Operator-Crew Leader Todd Campbell, along with Waste Management Collectors LaParis Kinloch and Maurice Simmons were collecting garbage in the Riverside area of Carolina Park when they came upon a resident who had fainted while mowing his yard.
“It is a pleasure recognizing these fine individuals who exemplify daily that public service matters,” said Public Services Committee Chairman Councilman Howard R. Chapman, P.E. “Their courage and quick-thinking changed the outcome of what could have been a serious incident.”
The crew ran over to provide aid and promptly called 9-1-1. They gave the resident cold water and waited with him until help arrived. The resident was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he was examined and later released.
The following day, the resident called the Town to relay this story and express his gratitude for the crew’s quick action and kindness.
For their efforts and willingness to help a resident in need, Campbell, Kinloch, and Simmons received a Certificate of Appreciation and were granted a day of administrative leave.