By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Officer Tyler Zeller recognized for saving woman’s life following traffic accident

Officer Tyler Zeller recognized for saving woman’s life following traffic accident

Dover, PA

On Tuesday October 15, 2019 the Northern York County Regional Police Board of Commissioners recognized Officer Tyler Zeller by presenting him with a Lifesaving Award for his actions on September 6, 2019, at a serious vehicle crash in Manchester Township.  The presentation took place at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission.

The Commissionors issued the following commendation to Officer Zeller:

On Friday September 6, 2019 at 2041 hours you responded to a motor vehicle crash at the
intersection of North George Street and Arsenal Road in Manchester Township. The
crash involved a motorcycle that had been struck by a passenger car. The impact caused
the operator and the passenger of the motorcycle to be thrown several feet from the point
of impact.
You found the female passenger of the motorcycle, Rhonda Farris, to have a partially
amputated leg. She was bleeding profusely and imminent danger of death. You acted
quickly and applied your department issued tourniquet to her leg to stop the bleeding.
She was further treated by EMS and transported to the hospital. The Department has
received comments from the Rhonda’s family, responding emergency medical
responders, and the treating physicians, all indicating that without your immediate
intervention, she would have perished.
Your decisive actions and reliance on training saved the life of another. The Board of
Commissioners and this administration commend your actions on September 6, 2019 and
are very proud and honored to present you with a Live Saving Award. Congratulations
for a job well done!

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Don Shaw

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