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Mosher issues Life Saver medal to Detective Dawn

A Vernon County Sheriff’s Office employee was awarded with the Life Saving Medal on
Wednesday as a result of an incident that took place in late March just outside of Nevada in Vernon County.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher announced that Detective Brett Dawn received the medal at the June Patrol meeting along with a letter of commendation.

According to Mosher, Detective Dawn responded to a report of a suicidal subject armed with a knife. While trying to talk the subject into putting the knife down, Detective Dawn then grabbed the subject’s hands and pulled the knife away from an area where it could have done significant self-harm.

The subject was tackled and responding personnel helped take the knife away. The subject was then transported to a hospital for additional care.Sheriff Mosher said Detective Dawn’s quick response, recognition of the severity of the situation and immediate action resulting in a life being saved.

Detective Dawn was issueda letter of commendation and received the VCSO Life Saving Medal as a result.

“Law enforcement officers are often overlooked for the good they do,” Mosher said. “This was a situation that could have turned out much differently but ended without any injuries so we are proud to be able to recognize Detective Dawn for his actions.”

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