(December 5, 2019) - A man’s decisive actions when he found an elderly woman in distress was recognized by the Cape Coral Police Department for his heroic act.
On November 27th, 2019 Jeffrey Jennings saw an unknown elderly woman in the waters of the canal behind his home. He called 911 to summon police and medical personnel, then rode his bicycle to the home she appeared to be near on the opposite canal bank. Jennings guided officers to the correct location, then jumped into the water to get the woman to safety. The woman was assessed by medical staff and determined to be suffering from confusion and the early stages of hypothermia. Thanks to the actions of Jennings, she did not suffer any lasting effects. Officers Ken Cody and William Dotson recommended Jennings be issued the Citizen Commendable Action Coin for his actions and assistance in helping the woman, and presented him with the award on December 2nd.
Chief David Newlan introduced the ‘Citizen Commendable Action Coin’ wanting to recognize citizens that go above and beyond. The recipient is presented with the coin along with a card explaining the following:
“Thank You For Your Commendable Action. On behalf of the Cape Coral Police Department, please accept this Challenge Coin in appreciation of your positive actions that make this community GREAT!
The Citizen Commendable Action Challenge Coin is given by an Officer of the Cape Coral Police Department to a civilian that performs an extraordinary act(s) or in the recognition of exemplary behavior.”
The Cape Coral Police Department applauds Mr. Jennings for his heroic actions!
CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341