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Posted on: December 23, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Life Saving Awards issued at annual Sheriff's Office luncheon

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According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office awarded several commendations at the annual Sheriff’s Office holiday luncheon on Monday, December 21, 2015 at the Law Enforcement Center in Fort Edward. Several new promotions were also recognized.

Ten officers were awarded “Life Saving” commendations with five incidents involving heroin overdoses where the officer’s administered NARCAN to reverse the effects of the drug. The incidents were for 2015 and one from the end of 2014 which was after last year’s luncheon.

Sgt. Mike Distasio and Deputy Cory Hurlburt were awarded “Life Saving” commendations for an incident on December 19, 2015 in the Town of Kingsbury. Both officers were investigating a motor vehicle accident when they were directed to an uninvolved vehicle that was stopped in traffic. They found the driver unconscious and unresponsive with very shallow breathing from an apparent heroin overdose. The officers administered doses of NARCAN which reversed the effects of the overdose.

Deputies Paul Trottier and Jason Diamond were awarded “Life Saving” commendations for an incident on Vaughn Road on January 19, 2015 as they investigated a suspicious vehicle along the side of the road. They located the driver, unconscious and unresponsive with very shallow breathing from an apparent heroin overdose. The officers administered doses of NARCAN which reversed the effects of the overdose.

Sgt. Robert Sullivan and Deputy Matt Jackson were awarded “Life Saving” commendations for an incident on July 31, 2015 at a residence in the Village of Salem where a person was found unconscious and unresponsive with very shallow breathing from an apparent heroin overdose. The officers administered doses of NARCAN which reversed the effects of the overdose.

Deputies C.J. Davidsen and Robert Danko were awarded “Life Saving” commendations for an incident on August 3, 2015 at a residence in the Town of Hebron where a person was found unconscious and unresponsive with very shallow breathing from an apparent heroin overdose. The officers administered doses of NARCAN which reversed the effects of the overdose.

Deputy Jason Diamond was awarded a “Life Saving” commendation for an incident on September 29, 2015 at a residence in the Village of Fort Edward where a person was found unconscious and unresponsive with very shallow breathing from an apparent heroin overdose. Doses of NARCAN were administered which reversed the adverse effect of the overdose.

Sgt. Todd Lemery and Deputy Josh Whitney were awarded “Life Saving” commendations for their actions at an incident on September 27, 2015 in the Town of Argyle where a person was dragged under their vehicle and off a small rock ledge, pinning and trapping the person under the vehicle. Utilizing a tow rope from a passer-by and another arriving patrol car, the officers were able to secure the vehicle to the patrol car and pull the person’s vehicle up enough to free her from underneath the car. The person was transported to the hospital with traumatic leg injuries.

Several promotions were also recognized.

In July of 2015, Investigator Anthony LeClaire was promoted to the rank of Sr. Investigator.

In September of 2015, Deputies Bill Holcomb and Tim Carroll were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Deputies Greg Danio, Harold Spiezio III. and Michael McWhorter were promoted to the rank of Investigator.

In December of 2015, Deputy Robert Sullivan was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

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