Hartsville council praises Coker student

At its Nov. 9 meeting, Hartsville City Council presented a proclamation of appreciation to Coker University sophomore Jerimil German for his heroic efforts saving the life of a woman when he was competing at a track and field meet for the Coker team. The woman was in distress, and German assessed the situation and began performing chest compressions on the woman, according to one account. German reportedly resuscitated the woman several times over 20 minutes before help arrived. Hartsville Mayor Mel Pennington presented the proclamation on behalf of Council, stating: “Whereas, the City of Hartsville recognizes Coker University student Jerimil German for his heroic efforts saving the life of a citizen while traveling with the university for an athletic competition, and; “Whereas, Mr. German’s passion for a future in law enforcement has led him to explore and research situational opportunities and learn how to act therefore giving him the knowledge to be able to save this woman’s life, and; “Whereas, our appreciation is extended to Mr. German for his quick thinking and diligent efforts displayed in this life-saving situation while representing Coker University and the City of Hartsville in a positive light, and; “Whereas, the citizens of Hartsville benefit from having such dedicated students from Coker University in our city that are willing to help someone in need no matter the circumstances. “Now, therefore, I, Carl M. (Mel) Pennington IV, Mayor of the City of Hartsville, hereby proclaim appreciation to Mr. Jerimil German for his heroic efforts and encourage our citizens to be selfless and willing to help their neighbors as he was on that day.”

Author: Rachel Howell

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