Council staff awarded Inverness Medal

Inverness Medal
(right to left) Provost and Leader of Inverness and Area Cllr Helen Carmichael presents Richard Duncan and John Reid with civic Inverness Medals for saving Ian Wilson’s life.

The civic Inverness Medal has been awarded to two members of Highland Council staff for saving a colleague’s life by administering CPR.

At today’s meeting of the City of Inverness Area Committee in the Town House, Inverness, Provost and Leader of Inverness and Area, Cllr Helen Carmichael presented the Inverness Medal to John Reid, Environmental Health Technical Officer and Richard Duncan, Trading Standards Enforcement Officer.

They both received medals for acting in the highest spirit of service to administer CPR to their colleague Ian Wilson who had suffered a heart attack while at work on the morning of 3 February 2017.

Provost Carmichael read extracts from a letter sent to her by Ian’s wife Veronica bringing the selfless acts of John and Richard to the Provost’s attention in saving Ian’s life.

Provost Carmichael thanked Veronica for her letter and said: “We are delighted that Ian is here to join us today  in honouring John and Richard for saving his life.”

19 Jun 2017
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