By William Holloman
Mount Olive Police Officer Jason Holliday has been named the department’s officer of the quarter. Holliday was officially recognized before a large audience at last week’s meeting of the town board of commissioners.
Sergeant Holliday, said Police Chief Tommy Brown, is credited with reviving an unconscious drug overdose victim. His quick response most likely saved the overdose victim’s life, officials said.
The incident occurred last November when police were dispatched to a residence concerning a drug overdose. Officer Holliday was one of the first to arrive at the scene and found a male victim, unresponsive, without a pulse, who had already turned blue. Chief Brown said the victim was not breathing, but was revived as Officer Holliday administered CPR.
Chief Brown said the patient was transported to Wayne UNC Health Care and made a full recovery.
“It was the action of Sergeant Jason Holliday that kept another human being from losing his life. These actions show Sergeant Holliday’s selfless dedication to serving this community and the citizens of Mount Olive,” said Chief Brown is recognizing Sergeant Holliday before the town board. “Not only am I proud of the fact that Sergeant Holliday saved a life, but I am also proud that he is a sergeant here at the Mount Olive Police Department and is setting the example of a leader for others to follow.”
Officer Holliday’s mother and father, and his wife and young daughter were on stage as Holliday was presented the Officer of the Quarter Award.