The Administrative Staff of the Mississippi Highway Patrol has Awarded Trooper Anthony Chancelor with the Life Saving Award for his quick actions on July 8th, 2020 in a ceremony held today in Jackson.
The award was presented by Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell, Highway Patrol Colonel Randy Ginn, and Lieutenant Colonel Malachi Sanders.
Chancelor has served the Citizens of Clarke County and the State of Mississippi since 2004. He’s served in the capacity of a E-911 Dispatcher, Deputy Sheriff and Investigator under Sheriff Todd Kemp along with a Police Officer for the City of Quitman.
On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 Corporal Anthony Chancelor along with his partner Trooper Steven Jackson of Kemper County were on routine patrol on MS. Highway 19 south near the Whynot Community when they came upon a one car accident that had just occurred.
With traffic starting to back up in both directions Troopers Chancelor and Jackson began their scene assessment by checking on potential injuries.
After stepping out of the patrol car, immediately they noticed the driver had been ejected from the vehicle and laying on the ground in serious condition and losing a large amount of blood.
Corporal Chancelor who is also a Certified Firefighter and Field Training Officer switched to life-saving mode and began instructing Trooper Jackson on what they needed to do in order to control the bleeding.
Both Troopers worked together as a team by applying a tourniquet above the wound along with other emergency life-saving techniques until the ambulance arrived on scene.
Several bystanders who were stopped in traffic due to the accident rushed to the Troopers aide and assisted any way they could.
For several tense moments providing emergency care to the driver and with blood-soaked uniforms, Troopers Chancelor and Jackson were able to successfully stop the bleeding which ultimately played a major role in saving the man’s life.
Firefighters along with Paramedics who responded to the scene confirmed by saying quick thinking, teamwork and proper placement of the tourniquet and trauma dressings saved the driver.
CCHT would like to take this time to recognize and thank both Corporal Anthony Chancelor, and Trooper Steven Jackson, on social media for taking the necessary heroic actions displayed on that Wednesday afternoon along with the administrative staff of MHP for taking time to honor these brave men for their heroic actions.
Some may say it’s mere luck to be in the right place at the right time, but we say The Lord placed the right people in this man’s life exactly at the right time.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost, even if it means paying with their own life.
That day, Trooper Chancelor added – “We sincerely appreciate those who stopped to help us”, although he didn’t get everyone’s name involved who helped, he couldn’t be more proud and thankful to be surrounded by amazing people who live in this great state and community that we call home.
Thank you Troopers your hard work and dedication to this agency has not gone unnoticed.