Sunday, July 24th, 2016

SLO Dispatcher Being Recognized For Her Life Saving Efforts

San Luis Obispo County Dispatcher Teri Cox is being recognized for her life saving efforts of a San Luis Obispo resident. Tom Sherman, the CEO of Founders Community Bank, and his wife Cathy personally thanked Cox while visiting the Sheriff's Dispatch Center yesterday. On 5-2-13, Cox received a 911 call from Cathy Sherman, who said her husband had passed out and she was unable to wake him. Teri at once dispatched an ambulance to their address. After getting more information, Teri realized Tom was in deep distress and CPR needed to be administered. With Teri's instructions, Cathy was able to start the CPR process until medics arrived. Tom's pulse stopped several times as he was transported to the hospital. Tom was later diagnosed with double pneumonia causing his lungs and heart to fail. He eventually made a full recovery. If it had not been for Teri's quick action, Tom could have died. The Sheriff's Office salutes Teri Cox and her quick reaction in helping save a life.