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San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office recognizes Deputies for life saving incidents

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office honored Correctional and Patrol Deputies on Wednesday for life saving incidents.

Every year deputies are recognized for their critical work in the field, whether they are in corrections or patroling deputies face challenging circumstances everyday.

Twenty-five deputies received the Lifesaving Awards. Amongst those incidents three were attempted suicides, six were overdose incidents and three of the incidents inmates were revived with NARCAN and CPR.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff, Ian Parkinson said Narcan has been the saving drug in the county from the Fentanyl Crisis. “Without Narcan we would have had probably over 50 more people dead in this county this year," said Parkinson.

A Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to six deputies who free three hostages from an Avila Beach hotel. As well as, four deputies who safely helped residents evacuate after a false alarm of debri flow in Los Osos.

Sheriff Parkinson said awards are important to honor the hard work deputies contribute everyday to keep the community safe.

“The work they've been doing every day that the public doesn't necessarily see, nor does their family see. So it gives us that opportunity to to tell a story and tell what kind of great work they're doing," said Parkinson.

For more on the awards stay tuned on Your News Channel live at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. today.

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