Off duty officer hailed a hero after saving infant in distress


A Mississippi high school coach says that an off duty police officer in Hattiesburg saved his infant son’s life last week.

Ocean Springs football coach Mike Collins told the story of how Officer Kentrevis Jones saved his son on social media:

Tuesday, December 7th 2021 will go down as a day that we will always remember. We’ve kept it quiet as our baby boy Tripp has been regaining strength from the scare that he gave us.

While traveling from Hattiesburg back home to Biloxi, Tripp had a sudden temperature spike that caused a febrile seizure and for his heart to temporarily stop. Luckily, Mary Lane Morgan saw him distress and pulled over on the side of the road.

At that moment, the good lord above blessed us with Officer Kentrevis Jones from the Hattiesburg Police Department.

Ken was off duty but still made the choice to turn around and assist Tripp and his grandma and bring him back to us. He began cutting his clothes off and began chest compressions. Tripp regained consciousness and Ken stayed by his side until the ambulance arrived. Once inside, his temperature was reading 105.7 and he was rushed to the hospital in Gulfport.

After roughly 6 hours in the ER, they regulated his temperature and we were able to go home. He has been progressing every day this week since then and is back to his rambunctious self.

This week has been the most mentally and emotionally draining week that Christin and I have ever faced. Thank you to all of our friends and family that have been there for us this week. We couldn’t have made it without y’all.

But there’s not enough thanks that we can give to Officer Ken. We didn’t gain a friend through this, The Collins Family has added a new member to our family. He is the definition of a hero.

Officer Jones responded by posting, “It’s an honor to be a part of the law enforcement world, but a even more blessing to be someone’s hero. I have a brother and family for life.”