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Sheriff Recognizes Deputies Who Helped Rescue Boy

Mar 25, 2014 04:27PM ● Published by Steven Jack

From left Deputy Joseph Melchiori, Deputy Greg Shadle and Kendall County Sheriff Richard Randall

Kendall County Sheriff Richard Randall Tuesday recognized two deputies who Monday jumped into the frigid waters of a Boulder Hill retention pond to help save a 2-year-old boy. 

Sheriff's deputies were called to the 200 block of Fernwood Road at about 12:15 p.m. Monday for a report of a missing 2-year-old. Shortly after arriving, deputies found the boy in a retention pond close to the family's home and immediately began administering CPR until paramedics arrived. 

Randall said he was humbled by the heroic efforts of Deputy Greg Shadle and Deputy Joseph Melchiori, calling them "protectors of the people."

The sheriff's office reported Tuesday afternoon that the boy remains in critical condition at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. 

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