On Sunday, December 22, 2019, Cornelius Police Officer John Nobles responded to a call in reference to an unconscious subject who was not breathing. Upon Officer Nobles’ arrival, he immediately began to access the subject’s condition and recognized she did not have a pulse. Officer Nobles began CPR without hesitation. Officer Nobles continued CPR until Cornelius Fire Department Engine 6 arrived on scene and took over lifesaving efforts. Due to Officers Nobles’ actions and the care provided by the Cornelius Fire Department and Medic 24, the female was revived. On Monday, January 13, 2020, Cornelius Firefighter, Rick Roy, who was on scene and in charge of Engine 6 the night of the incident, stated that Officer Nobles had a direct impact in saving the female’s life.
Officer Nobles’ actions demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and commitment to serve the citizens of the Town of Cornelius. For this reason, Officer Nobles was recommended by Sergeant Jeff Heinz that he receive the Life Saving Award. On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Officer John Nobles was awarded the Life Saving Award for his outstanding action in going above and beyond the normal requirements of duty that directly resulted in the saving of a human life.