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Deputy receives lifesaving award

Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin recently presented Deputy Jake Staggs with the department’s Lifesaving Award.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Department recently honored one of its officers for likely saving the life of a person who suffered a partially severed arm.

Sheriff Lowell Griffin presented Deputy Jake Staggs with the department’s Lifesaving Award after Staggs responded to a traumatic injury call, according to a press release from the department.
Staggs, who works as a patrol deputy, heard fire and rescue agencies being dispatched to the call. The deputy was nearby and also responded to the emergency.
When he arrived on scene, Staggs located an individual who was bleeding profusely from a partially severed arm, according to the press release.
Staggs provided lifesaving care to the victim until fire and emergency medical services personnel arrived.
Paramedics from Henderson County Emergency Medical Service took over patient care once they arrived and transported the victim to a trauma center.
Medical officials later said that had it not been for the quick actions of Staggs the victim would not have survived the injury.