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Media Advisory: Right Care When It Counts Awards Presented Today

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Right Care When It Counts Awards presented by The Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMMS).  These awards recognize a child who acted so that others would receive "the right care when it counts."


Today, Wednesday, May 19, at 3:00 pm


Chief J. Thomas Manger Public Safety Headquarters

100 Edison Park Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

outside, front courtyard


-Cortlynn was performing her morning safety patrol duties at her elementary school on January 29, 2020, when she observed a toddler dash ahead of her parent and run in the direction of the busy “drop off” loop. Cortlynn grabbed the toddler before she entered the roadway and into oncoming traffic.  Cortlynn's quick thinking and her immediate action exemplify the crucial traits of a safety patrol.

-10-year-old Holden called 9-1-1 on July 13, 2020, when his father suffered a medical emergency at home. Holden, while comforting his younger sister, answered every question posed by the call taker in a calm and articulate manner.  Holden continually updated the call taker on his father’s condition and was able to provide the dispatcher with important information to assist medical personnel. Holden, despite being worried about his father’s condition, stayed focused on getting the care his father needed. (911 tape available)

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Release ID: 21-194
Media Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: media-advisory