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(Photos Courtesy of Brent Brown. ABOVE: Sgt. Chavez being honored along with
family members. BELOW: Porter County Sheriff's Officers honored for saving lives.)
A number of officers from the Porter County Sheriff's Office were honored today (Monday) for their efforts in saving lives. The American Red Cross presented a “Life Saving” award to Sgt. Jeremy Chavez, who saved the life of a four-week old baby girl who had stopped breathing by using CPR, on December 21, 2013. Sgt. Chavez says he is flattered and humbled to receive this distinction. Scott Gerding, Preparedness Health and Safety Services Delivery Manager with the Red Cross in Indiana, presented the award to Sgt. Chavez, who was one of only 118 recipients to receive the award across the nation for 2013.
Also honored for saving lives using CPR were Sgt. Tim Emmons, Sgt. Matt Edwards, Officer Meredith Brockman, Officer Zach Williams and Officer Jamie Erow, who trains officers to perform CPR.
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