April 29, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Summit Daily News "Breckenridge, Summit County Sheriff's Office doll out Life Saving Awards"

Caddie Nath:
"BRECKENRIDGE — When Summit County Sheriff's deputies Jason Little, Jeff Wilson and sgt. Brian Smith arrived on scene of a possible suicide off Highway 9 Feb. 9, they found a man clinging to consciousness on a blood-stained snow bank.

The man told them he'd tried to kill himself by slitting his wrists with a knife they found nearby. His injuries, the deputies knew, would be fatal.

Realizing the man was going to die, the three deputies picked him up and carried him across the river in sub-zero temperatures to an ambulance waiting on the other side of the road.

“You saved this individual's life,” Sheriff John Minor told his deputies at a small ceremony April 18 before presenting each of the men with the Life Saving Award for their actions on the call. “He recognizes the fact that you saved his life because he has contacted us. … His father called me to thank you as well.”......

........Officer Kylor Dossett received the Life Saving Award for keeping a patient alive using CPR until paramedics arrived on scene.

On March 4, Dossett responded to a call and found the man unconscious, not breathing on the floor. He began chest compressions and kept the man's heart beating until help arrived....."
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