Two Steuben County sheriff’s deputies were honored this week for actions that likely saved the life of a drug overdose victim.
Sheriff David Cole formally commended deputies Brooke Payne and Todd Terwilliger at Monday’s county legislature public safety and corrections committee meeting.
Cole told the committee the two deputies responded to a report of a possible overdose Feb. 14 at a residence on Victory Highway in Painted Post, where they found a 20-year-old man unresponsive, without a pulse and turning purple.
After calling 911, Payne began to administer CPR, and Terwilliger located the NARCAN kit and automated external defibrillator in Payne’s vehicle, Cole said.
While Payne was performing CPR on the victim, she was bitten on the top of her scalp by a Siberian husky, which was pulled off by another person while she continued to resuscitate the victim.