Lansing Post Sergeant Receives Lifesaving Award

Contact: F/Lt. Ed Hay, Post Commander, MSP Lansing Post, (517) 322-1907
Agency: State Police

Sgt. Kevin Beasley

LANSING.  At a special ceremony today in Lansing, Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue presented Sgt. Kevin Beasley of the Lansing Post with the MSP Lifesaving Award.

In September 2011, while off-duty, Beasley observed a man choking and quickly responded and performed the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the food and opening the airway.  Beasley then continued to coach the man to cough while maintaining an open airway.  At Beasley's instruction, the man was then transported to medical personnel for further evaluation and treatment.

In presenting Beasley with the MSP Lifesaving Award, the department recognizes if not for his quick actions, the victim may not have survived.

Beasley joined the department in 1994 as a member of the 9th Motor Carrier Recruit School, where he served at the New Buffalo and Bridgman Posts.  In March of 1996, Beasley enlisted with the department as a member of the 114th Trooper Recruit School.  Prior to arriving at the Lansing Post in June of 2008, Beasley served as a trooper at the Ionia Post and a sergeant in the Special Operations Division.

Beasley, a Tecumseh native, is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he received a bachelor of business administration degree.  Beasley resides in Grand Ledge with his wife, Virginia, and their two children, Janelle and Jordan.