Deputies honored for helping person who was shot

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Deputies Clinton Bray and Jeremiah Anderson were recently honored by the Barry County Sheriff’s Office for helping save an individual that had been shot. From left: Maj. Angela Cole, Bray, Sheriff Danny Boyd, Deputy Jeremiah Anderson and Sgt. Anthony Larson. Contributed photo

Sheriff’s Office gives Letters of Commendation to Bray, Anderson

Two Barry County Sheriff’s Office deputies have received Letters of Commendation from the Office, as they helped to save a person that had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

On Aug. 23, Deputy Clinton Bray and Deputy Jeremiah Anderson were dispatched to a home for a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, Bray located the injured person, determined the person had been shot in the chest and began administering first aid.

Bray and another deputy on the scene successfully placed chest seals on the individual to keep the person alive.

“I believe that Bray’s and Anderson’s quick and decisive action results in saving this person’s life,” said Danny Boyd, Barry County Sheriff. “Deputies Bray and Anderson took an oath to protect and serve the citizens of Barry County. They upheld this oath on Aug. 23. They have shown great honor in the badge and patch on their uniforms.”

Boyd said the incident occurred in Seligman, where the victim was shot by another man now facing an attempted murder charge.

“Our deputies were able to get there and stop the victim’s bleeding before he was airlifted out,” Boyd said. “The chest seal is a tool we have that is put in the wound to stop bleeding, and the EMTs said it was a good thing they did it because the victim was bleeding into his lungs.”

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