Our June 19, 2019, ServPro Hometown Heroes segment recognizes Trooper Timothy J. Conklin. This year, the American Red Cross recognized Trooper Conklin with the Military Award. 

On Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, Trooper Conklin was dispatched to a motorcycle accident with unknown injuries on Fallon Road in the Town of Chenango.

After checking the surrounding area, Trooper Conklin located the motorcycle and the two riders, a father and his 14-year-old daughter, both of whom had been thrown from the motorcycle.

The father was lying in the roadway and appeared to be unconscious but breathing. The 14-year-old was located on the other side of a guardrail near a body of water.

She was semiconscious and suffering from a severe laceration across her chest, which had exposed her lungs and was bleeding profusely.
After requesting EMS, Trooper Conklin immediately began first aid on the girl, with the assistance of Broome County Deputy Mark Hamilton.

Fortunately, Trooper Conklin, a former Marine, had undergone training in packing open wounds when he was deployed to Afghanistan.

He used patrol-issued medical supplies, including QuikClot and sterile gauze to close the sucking chest wound and stem the bleeding, all the while reassuring the child until EMS arrived. 

Both victims were taken to the hospital for further treatment.

EMS personnel and the attending surgeon who treated the 14-year-old girl credited the quick actions by Trooper Conklin and Deputy Hamilton for saving this girl's life.