County officers recognized for their life saving efforts

Indiana Sheriff’s AssociationThe Daviess County Sheriff’s Department received three life-saver awards from the Indiana Sheriffs Association. Pictured (L-R) jailor Hunter Goble, Assistant Jail Supervisor Douglas Mott, Jr., Sheriff Gary Allison and Deputy Justin Williams.

EVANSVILLE — Three members of the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department staff came back from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association meeting with some hardware.

Perhaps what is even more important is that their awards are for their efforts to save the lives of people. Deputy Justin Williams, Assistant Shift Supervisor Hunter Goble and Corrections Officer Douglas E. Mott Jr. all received Life Saving Awards at the Sheriff’s Association meeting in Evansville. The awards stem from incidents in which the officers utilized their experience and training to save lives in the past year.

On March 6, Williams was returning home from a training session when a woman flagged him down on Troy Road. Williams used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge a piece of hard candy from the throat of a 7 year old who was choking.

On March 26, jail officers Goble and Mott located an unresponsive inmate in the Daviess County Security Center. They performed CPR on the inmate and summonsed medical assistance for the inmate who was later hospitalized for several days.

Sheriff Gary Allison stated that without the quick and efficient actions of these officers these incidents could have resulted in a loss of life.

“I was happy to nominate and give these officers the recognition they deserve. I am confident that any of my staff would have done the same in these circumstances,” said Allison.

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