We are proud to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month in May is Detective Jim Brown. Jim is a retired Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Security Police with 26 years of service. After his retirement from the USAF in 2006, Jim served for 5 years as a Conservation Officer with the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, operating the Turcotte Education and Shooting Facility. In 2011 Jim continued his service as a Law Enforcement Professional with the Pearl Police Department where he is currently a Detective with the Criminal Investigations Division. Jim is certified in many classes and is a certified instructor in numerous classes. The list of his credentials is very long and extremely impressive. Jim has also had an extensive teaching career. He is currently certified as a firearms instructor with the State of Mississippi. Jim is the author of the plan of instruction for the Enhanced Carry Qualification Course, Mississippi Concealed Carry Weapon Permit.
On April 13th Detective Jim Brown responded to a medical call in response to a 30 year old male not breathing. Once Det. Brown arrived on-scene he made entry to the residence and saw an older male attempting rescue breathing on the 30 year old male. He then checked the gentleman’s neck and arm for a pulse and discovered that no pulse was present. He contacted headquarters and advised them that he was initiating chest compressions. Det. Brown began and continued chest compressions until the Pearl Fire Department and Pafford arrived on-scene. Once other emergency responders arrived, he continued chest compressions while medical responders prepped him for further lifesaving actions. After being informed that they were ready to take over, he stopped administering chest compressions and allowed medical personnel to take over. Immediately after stopping, it was obvious that the gentleman now had a pulse. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Though medical help was not far away, Det. Brown chose not to wait and took immediate action that saved the man’s life.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Det. Brown with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket with a meal for two included. Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card; Buckley Security donated a $25 Kroger gift card; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; McAlister’s Deli donated a meal for two; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 Gift Certificate and Signmark donated a soft side cooler.