Bravery, skill at accident scene earns Manatee County Sheriff's Office employee top honor

MANATEE -- Kelsey Belloise has been named Employee of the Month for April by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

In March, Belloise witnessed a three-vehicle accident with one vehicle flipped over. She radioed emergency medical services, grabbed her CPR kit and prepared to assist.

A woman ran up and said her husband could not breathe. Belloise ran around to the passenger side of the vehicle and cut through air bags to gain access to the man.

The man was breathing and she checked on the other drivers and passengers involved.

"She went above and beyond the call of duty and was a calming force to those who were involved, according to a sheriff's office press release.