LCCC Security Officer Receives National Recognition as a ‘Top Cop’

{mosimage}When LCCC Security Officer and part-time police officer Ken Collens was faced with a life or death situation,he was able to act quickly and save a life.

{mosimage}As a Lorain County Community College security officer and part-time police officer, Ken Collins has spent numerous hours training for emergency situations. When he was faced with a life or death situation, Collins was able to act quickly and save a life.
 
Collins was recognized for his heroic efforts by being named one of America’s "Top Cops" by the National Association of Police Organizations. He was presented with a plaque during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in May.

Collins was on duty with the Sheffield Lake Police Department in June 2009 when he and his partner responded to a request for a welfare check on a young woman. After knocking on the door with no response, the officers entered the home through an unlocked door. During a search of the residence, Collins found the 27-year-old woman hanging from a sheet in a closet. She had no pulse and was not breathing. 
 
"I knew we had a small window of time and had to act fast," recalled Collins.
 
The officers quickly cut the sheet from her neck and began CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The woman began breathing and a faint pulse returned just as paramedics arrived on the scene. She was transported to the hospital where was treated and evaluated.

"I feel fortunate that we could save her. I hope she was able to recover and get the treatment she needed," Collins said.
 
Collins and his partner, Sergeant James Mariner, were nominated for the Top Cops award by Sheffield Lake Police Chief Larry Shepherd and the Ohio Police Benevolent Association. Their case was one of 50 cases that received the prestigious recognition during the event, which was hosted by John Walsh from the television program "America’s Most Wanted."
 
On LCCC’s campus, Collins was commended during a security staff meeting and continues to receive ample praise from his colleagues.
 
"Ken did everything he was trained to do and he was able to save a ife"" said Keith Brown, LCCC Director of Campus Security. “He has tremendous heart and he has shown that through the quality of work he demonstrates on campus and in the community.”
Collins has worked at LCCC for 11 years and been on the Sheffield Lake force since 2001. He said he enjoys working with the variety of people he encounters on LCCC’s campus.
 
“I love working at LCCC and I feel humbled by the attention I’ve received,” Collins said.

LCCC Security Officer Receives National Recognition as a ‘Top Cop’

{mosimage}When LCCC Security Officer and part-time police officer Ken Collens was faced with a life or death situation,he was able to act quickly and save a life.

{mosimage}As a Lorain County Community College security officer and part-time police officer, Ken Collins has spent numerous hours training for emergency situations. When he was faced with a life or death situation, Collins was able to act quickly and save a life.
 
Collins was recognized for his heroic efforts by being named one of America’s "Top Cops" by the National Association of Police Organizations. He was presented with a plaque during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in May.

Collins was on duty with the Sheffield Lake Police Department in June 2009 when he and his partner responded to a request for a welfare check on a young woman. After knocking on the door with no response, the officers entered the home through an unlocked door. During a search of the residence, Collins found the 27-year-old woman hanging from a sheet in a closet. She had no pulse and was not breathing. 
 
"I knew we had a small window of time and had to act fast," recalled Collins.
 
The officers quickly cut the sheet from her neck and began CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The woman began breathing and a faint pulse returned just as paramedics arrived on the scene. She was transported to the hospital where was treated and evaluated.

"I feel fortunate that we could save her. I hope she was able to recover and get the treatment she needed," Collins said.
 
Collins and his partner, Sergeant James Mariner, were nominated for the Top Cops award by Sheffield Lake Police Chief Larry Shepherd and the Ohio Police Benevolent Association. Their case was one of 50 cases that received the prestigious recognition during the event, which was hosted by John Walsh from the television program "America’s Most Wanted."
 
On LCCC’s campus, Collins was commended during a security staff meeting and continues to receive ample praise from his colleagues.
 
"Ken did everything he was trained to do and he was able to save a ife"" said Keith Brown, LCCC Director of Campus Security. “He has tremendous heart and he has shown that through the quality of work he demonstrates on campus and in the community.”
Collins has worked at LCCC for 11 years and been on the Sheffield Lake force since 2001. He said he enjoys working with the variety of people he encounters on LCCC’s campus.
 
“I love working at LCCC and I feel humbled by the attention I’ve received,” Collins said.

LCCC Security Officer Receives National Recognition as a ‘Top Cop’

{mosimage}When LCCC Security Officer and part-time police officer Ken Collens was faced with a life or death situation,he was able to act quickly and save a life.

{mosimage}As a Lorain County Community College security officer and part-time police officer, Ken Collins has spent numerous hours training for emergency situations. When he was faced with a life or death situation, Collins was able to act quickly and save a life.
 
Collins was recognized for his heroic efforts by being named one of America’s "Top Cops" by the National Association of Police Organizations. He was presented with a plaque during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in May.

Collins was on duty with the Sheffield Lake Police Department in June 2009 when he and his partner responded to a request for a welfare check on a young woman. After knocking on the door with no response, the officers entered the home through an unlocked door. During a search of the residence, Collins found the 27-year-old woman hanging from a sheet in a closet. She had no pulse and was not breathing. 
 
"I knew we had a small window of time and had to act fast," recalled Collins.
 
The officers quickly cut the sheet from her neck and began CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The woman began breathing and a faint pulse returned just as paramedics arrived on the scene. She was transported to the hospital where was treated and evaluated.

"I feel fortunate that we could save her. I hope she was able to recover and get the treatment she needed," Collins said.
 
Collins and his partner, Sergeant James Mariner, were nominated for the Top Cops award by Sheffield Lake Police Chief Larry Shepherd and the Ohio Police Benevolent Association. Their case was one of 50 cases that received the prestigious recognition during the event, which was hosted by John Walsh from the television program "America’s Most Wanted."
 
On LCCC’s campus, Collins was commended during a security staff meeting and continues to receive ample praise from his colleagues.
 
"Ken did everything he was trained to do and he was able to save a ife"" said Keith Brown, LCCC Director of Campus Security. “He has tremendous heart and he has shown that through the quality of work he demonstrates on campus and in the community.”
Collins has worked at LCCC for 11 years and been on the Sheffield Lake force since 2001. He said he enjoys working with the variety of people he encounters on LCCC’s campus.
 
“I love working at LCCC and I feel humbled by the attention I’ve received,” Collins said.

Featured Categories

  • Community

    Gamaliel Narvaez, a 2014 graduate of Lorain County Early College High School is thriving after his success in the program. He was accepted for undergraduate studies at Harvard University but chose The Ohio State University instead. This May he will complete a double major in philosophy and political science. The 21-year-old from Lorain plans to […]

    Read the full article...
  • Economic Development

    Lorain County Community College will begin a STEM pilot program – Building IT Futures – that provides local high school students the opportunity to be introduced to local companies and career opportunities while learning valuable skills and earning college credit. A $150,000 Ohio Department of Higher Education grant will support the two-year pilot program targeted […]

    Read the full article...
  • Education

    Registration is open now for summer and fall semester classes at Lorain County Community College. Summer courses begin on or after Monday, May 22 and fall semester begins Monday, August 28. Take 15 or more credits each semester and you’ll finish your program sooner. With LCCC’s blanket tuition, you can take up to 18 credits but only […]

    Read the full article...
  • Culture

    Spring is the perfect time to enjoy some of the exciting new shows at Stocker Arts Center right on Lorain County Community College’s campus. The professional performance venue is home to world class performances and is open to the public. Explore some of our features favorites: Jonathan Kingham & Ryan Shea Smith in Concert Experience […]

    Read the full article...