Becker County Deputies Receive Life Saver Awards

Becker County Deputies Receive Life Saver Awards Click to Enlarge Photo:

Feb 8, 2017 at 2:21 pm

DETROIT LAKES, MN--Three Becker County Deputies are recognized for their life-saving efforts in 2016 with Life Saver Awards.  Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander and Safety Director Dick Goodmanson and County Board Chairman Larry Knutson presented the awards at the Becker County Board meeting Tuesday. The Becker County Live Saver award certificates are presented to individuals who save, or attempt to save, a life using modern life-saving techniques. Certificates were awarded to Deputies Ben Bruce and Cody Bouchie from an incident on November 3rd, 2016, in which they were called to the report of a suicidal individual by someone who was unable to locate the individual. The deputies were able to use cellphone pings to locate the individual and arrived at the residence and begin life-saving measures using an AED and CPR until a St. Mary's EMS unit arrived.  

(Photo: left to right: Deputy Ben Bruce and Deputy Cody Bouchie)

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A second incident in November of 2016 was cause for Deputy Bruce and  Reserve Sheriff's Deputy Brian Maloney to utilize life-saving measures. Sheriff Glander presented the two Life-saver Awards for their actions on November 9th when Maloney observed an 80 year old male choking at a business in Cormorant Township.  Deputy Maloney administered the Heimlich Maneuver, dislodging the material from the man's throat. However, the man had no pulse and Deputy Maloney, assisted by two citizens, performed CPR for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Deputy Bruce  and administered shocks to the victim with an AED. St. Mary's EMS arrived and continued medical care, transporting the individual to St. Mary's Emergency Department. 

(Photo: Deputy Bruce (left), Deputy Brian Maloney (right))

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