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Kendall Deputies Recognized for Life-Saving Efforts

Mar 02, 2016 05:36PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Pictured are from left to right are: Sheriff Dwight A. Baird, Deputy Jason Larsen, Deputy Zach Tongate, Deputy Tyler Johnson, and members of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Three Kendall County Sheriff’s Office deputies were honored by the Kendall County Board on March 1 for their actions while on duty.

Deputy Jason Larsen, Deputy Zach Tongate, and Deputy Tyler Johnson each received awards from Sheriff Dwight A. Baird, the Kendall County Board, and The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

The following is a summary for of their live-saving efforts:

On Oct. 12 2015, Deputy Larsen, an eight-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, responded to a call of a man believed to be overdosing on heroin. Larsen administered Narcan to the male who was transported to the hospital by paramedics. Deputy Larsen was awarded the Sheriff’s Office Life Saving Award by Sheriff Baird, a certificate and plaque of recognition from the Kendall County Board and the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal from The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for his actions.

On Dec. 29, 2015, Deputy Tongate, a two-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, responded to a call of a male who fainted and was barely breathing. Deputy Tongate utilized an AED machine and performed CPR on the male until paramedics arrived. The man survived and Tongate was awarded the Sheriff’s Office Life Saving Award by Sheriff Baird, a certificate and plaque of recognition from the Kendall County Board and the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal from The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for his actions.

On Jan. 1, 2016, Deputy Johnson, a two-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, responded to a call of a vehicle that had crashed into a pond. Johnson entered the frigid water and was able to rescue the female trapped in the vehicle. Johnson was awarded the Sheriff’s Office Medal of Valor by Sheriff Baird, a certificate and plaque of recognition from the Kendall County Board and the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal from The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for his actions.

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE KENDALL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
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