Deputy Scott, Sheriff Hunter, & Deputy Newman
On Friday July 29th, Sheriff Hunter presented the “Lifesaving Award” to two deputies and swore in a new employee.
Deputies Brian Scott and Shayne Newman were presented with the “Lifesaving Award” for their actions on May 16, 2022 when they responded to a call involving three individuals who were struck by lightning. Deputies Scott and Newman arrived on scene and quickly moved the victims inside a nearby house as lightning was still striking in close proximity. Once inside, the deputies assessed the victims and rendered immediate first aid. Two of the victims were not breathing and the other could not walk. Deputies performed CPR on the two unresponsive victims for several minutes until relieved by additional personnel who responded to assist. One victim regained consciousness on scene. All three victims were transported to the hospital for further treatment. Unfortunately, one of the victims succumbed to their injuries, but the family credits the quick actions of the deputies for saving the lives of the other two.
During today’s ceremony, Sheriff Hunter also swore in a new employee. Larita McCallum was sworn in as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the detention facility. She has worked in various areas of nursing prior to joining CCSO and brings that experience with her.
“This is one of the highlights of my job,” said Sheriff Mark Hunter in a statement. “We get to recognize employees for their heroic actions which reminds us of why we serve our community. We also get to welcome a new employee to our family. Days like this are what it’s all about.”
Please join us in congratulating Deputies Scott and Newman on a job well done and welcoming Nurse McCallum to the sheriff’s office!
Nurse McCallum w/ Sheriff Hunter