Laramie County Sheriff Recognizes Life-Saving Heroes
A woman who pulled a driver from a burning vehicle and a deputy sheriff credited with saving not one, but two lives were among the local heroes recognized for saving lives by Laramie County Sheriff Brian Kozak recently.
That's according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.
Those honored included: Private citizen Norah Harris [second from right in above photo]. According to the post, Harris was stopped at a stop sign on the I-25 Service Road on Sept. 29 when she saw a GMC truck hit a metal barrier and roll into a field, where it then caught fire. Harris ran to the burning vehicle and pulled the driver, who was unconscious, to safety. When deputies arrived on the scene the truck was engulfed in flames. In the words of the post, ''Norah’s selfless actions clearly saved the life of the driver.'' Harris was recognized with the Civilian Lifesaving Award for her actions.
-Deputy Chapman [above left photo]. He was first on the scene on a shots fired call and found a man bleeding from a gunshot. In the words of the post, ''Chapman applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and kept the victim conscious until medical personnel arrived.'' For his actions, Chapman received a Lifesaving Award.
-Deputy Huebner [second from left above photo]. On June 18 Huebner saw a detained suspect had become unresponsive. In the words of the post, "Huebner alerted other deputies on scene and administered CPR saving the individuals life."
-Deputy Herlihy [above right] saved lives on consecutive days on June 17 and June 18, according to the post. In both cases she administered Narcan to people who had overdosed, saving their lives. She was recognized with two Lifesaving Awards for her actions.
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