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Lafayette deputies awarded Life Saving Medals

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 20:35:27-05

Two Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Deputies have a new badge of honor to add to their uniforms after receiving Life Saving Medals on Thursday.

Sheriff Mark Garber awarded the medals to Lieutenant Karry Falcon and Deputy Jeremy Percle during a ceremony at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Public Safety Complex. The lieutenant and patrol deputy have been serving Lafayette Parish with the Sheriff's Office for 22 and 4 years respectively.

Life Saving Medals are presented to Sheriff's Office employees whose actions result in the prevention of impending death of a human being, the sheriff's office says.

In Lt. Falcon's case, it was his quick response and expertise in rendering first aid to a gunshot victim in November of last year that warranted the special recognition. Without Lt. Falcon's advanced wound care, the victim would have likely succumbed to her injuries.

As for Deputy Percle, the extensive medical knowledge he gained as a former flight paramedic as well as his maintained expert qualifications as a medic were instrumental in saving the life of a toddler who was struck by a vehicle in October 2020. Had it not been for Deputy Percle's critical actions, it is almost certain the 1-year-old victim would not have survived.

Both deputies were commended by Sheriff Garber and their supervisors for their exemplary work and continued commitment to serve and preserve life in Lafayette Parish.

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