A Lawrence County Deputy saved the life of a woman during a personal crisis event last week. On Friday, January 18, 2019 Deputy Crane was dispatched to the Iron City community on a report of a female who was threatening to end her life while traveling in her vehicle.

The deputy located the vehicle parked behind a residence and proceeded to check on the car’s occupant when he found the vehicle’s passenger compartment filling with exhaust.

Deputy Crane removed the device delivering the fumes to the vehicle and forced open a door to remove the car’s single occupant who was reported to have been gray in appearance, shaking, and not responding well. After several minutes, the individual’s condition improved thanks to the quick efforts of our deputy. The female was later transported for further treatment by Lawrence County Emergency Medical Services.

“The quick thinking of Deputy Crane saved someone’s life last week. To say that I’m proud of his actions is an understatement. He rose to the task at hand and gave someone another chance at life.

You never know what challenges await when you’re sent on a call. Deputy Crane didn’t know what awaited him when he went to Iron City, but I think how he responded to that challenge is exemplary,” stated Lawrence County Sheriff John Myers.

Deputy Crane was honored Thursday, January 23, 2019 at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department for his actions. Pictured (image attached) left to right: Chief Deputy George Barturen, Deputy Crane, and Lawrence County Sheriff John Myers.




D E Hill & Son
Swap and Shop Center