INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of North Vernon, Ind. as a 2012 honoree of the Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. John Jayne will be recognized at the Colts home game this Sunday, September 23, 2012, for his outstanding contributions to the community.
John Jayne, nominated by his son-in-law Josh Nimeskern, is a compassionate emergency responder.
John has been serving his community as a full-time paramedic in Jennings County for over 20 years. Throughout his years of service, he has saved many lives during water rescues, car accidents, child births and fires.
John selflessly stated the following when describing his responsibilities as an EMS, "we do not consider ourselves heroes at any time; we are just doing what we have been trained to do."
He went on to describe how making a positive impact in someone's life is what they strive to do every day on the job and that notion is what keeps him going day in and day out.
Beside his daily duties, John has also shown his heroism through his volunteer role as a Reserve Deputy for the Jennings County Sheriff's Department for the past three years. John has touched the hearts of numerous people in his community with his countless acts of bravery, his dedication for 20 plus years of service, and integrity to always to improve in his role as a paramedic and a reserve deputy.
"Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions.
In honor of John's heroism, he received four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with his photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout), as well as on-field recognition at the game.
Nominations are still being accepted for upcoming 2012 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit: www.colts.com/anthemangels.