FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) — For the primary time in a yr and a half, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Workplace held a ceremony recognizing deputies for life-saving efforts and welcomed new hires.
“It’s a very good feeling to be acknowledged for one thing like this, however that is one thing that we’d do every day,” mentioned deputy Jeremy Doty.
“It instilled lots of pleasure within the work that I do,” mentioned deputy Courtney Bush.
On Thursday the deputies acquired the “life saving” medal for saving a felony suspect’s life after a automotive chase in 2020. The person was wished for home violence prices.
“He’d fired a gun off within a home and practically hit a baby that he had in frequent with the sufferer,” mentioned Doty.
Deputies say the suspect injured himself on a razor-wire fence whereas operating away.
“The place he in the end acquired out of the automotive, jumped over a razor-wire fence, and right into a industrial constructing,” mentioned Bush.
“Simply noticing the big quantity of blood that was beginning to pool up on the suspect’s wrists, after which asking him ‘Are you okay?’” Doty recalled. “He tried to say sure and began passing out.”
“I may nonetheless image it to today,” Bush added.
Officers from the Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned that deputies are skilled to change gears in life-or-death moments like this.
“Regardless that he’s a nasty man, though he’s dedicated just a few felonies, or no matter he’s accomplished, that’s our job, mentioned Bush. “It’s what we do.”
Doty and Bush have been two of 15 deputies and neighborhood members who have been acknowledged for his or her work.
Sheriff’s Workplace officers additionally welcomed 54 new hires at Thursday’s ceremony. One other occasion is scheduled for subsequent week to welcome one other 43 new members.