We are pleased to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month in August was Officer Steven Culberson. Officer Culberson has been in law enforcement since 2006 and with the Pearl Police Department since 2016. He responded to a call where an elderly man was choking on food. When the officers first arrived the man was unconscious and not breathing. Officer Culberson performed the Heimlich maneuver with no results, then an abdominal thrust to try to dislodge the blockage and finally a finger rake with no success. He then began CPR and finally the man took a gasping breath. He was then transferred to the local hospital and on last check he was listed in stable condition. In addition, Officer Culberson was patrolling an area after a residential burglary when he spotted the suspect’s vehicle. Upon checking the vehicle, the suspect was found to have stolen items from the burglary in the front seat. After getting him in handcuffs, with help from Sergeant Race Gordon and Detective Jim Brown, they proceeded to the residence where they also found three juveniles with drugs and arrested all persons involved. These are just two of the cases that demonstrate Officer Culberson’s dedication and commitment to his job and the city of Pearl.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Officer Culberson with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket complete with a gift card for a meal for two. Mickey Anderson Photography donated a complimentary Family Photo Session; Coffee News donated a $25 gift card to Moss Creek Fish House; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 Gift Certificate; Pizza Inn donated 2 complimentary buffet meals; The Alumni House Sports Bar & Grill donated 2 complimentary lunches; McAlister’s Deli donated 2 complimentary meals and Signmark donated a soft side cooler.