Sgt. Spenser Bryan and Deputy Rosary Ponce received the Sheriff’s Medal for lifesaving Thursday, at a ceremony held in Marathon.
In early February, Deputy Ponce and Sgt. Bryan responded to a medical call in Marathon. When they arrived, they found a small child not breathing. Because of their quick actions in performing CPR on the child, by the time paramedics arrived the child was breathing and had opened his eyes, and was responsive. Once at the hospital, he regained full consciousness and was breathing normally.
“These two handled an extremely stressful and difficult situation extremely well, putting to work their training and experience to save this child’s life. They deserve this medal for their exemplary service,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay.