Sheriff Jimmy Davis announces recent promotions and awards within the agency. The following deputies have been promoted:

Shane Gaumer, Samantha Carver and Chad McVay are promoted to the rank of Sergeant Detective within the Criminal Investigations Division.

Luke Hawkins and Jon Sartin are promoted to the rank of Corporal within the Patrol Division. Corporal Hawkins and Sartin will oversee the day-to-day operations of Alpha and Bravo Squads.

Matthew Brannon is promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Corrections Division. Sergeant Brannon will oversee 2nd Shift in the Loudon County Detention Facility.

Chris Martin and Ryne Miller are promoted to the rank of Corporal in the Corrections Division. Corporal Miller and Martin will oversee the day-to-day operations of 2nd and 3rd Shift at the Loudon County Detention Facility.

Sheriff Jimmy Davis also announces life saving awards for several deputies and first responders.

Sergeant Cole Rogers and Deputy Khristian Kirkland were recognized for the actions they took to rescue a driver from a burning vehicle. The driver was involved in a motor vehicle crash where his car was engulfed in flames. Sergeant Rogers and Deputy Kirkland were able to break a window and remove the driver. The driver survived the accident and is receiving care for his injuries.

Deputy Kenny Palmer, Officer Riley Miller, Lenoir City Police Department, and Lieutenant Matt Acuff, Loudon County Fire/Rescue, were recognized for the actions they took to rescue a driver from a burning vehicle. Deputy Palmer, Officer Miller and Lieutenant Acuff were able to pull the driver from the burning vehicle and begin life-saving measures. The driver survived the accident and is receiving care for his injuries.

Deputy Chief Rick Baker, Sergeant Brian Smith and Deputy B.J. Lewis were recognized for their actions to save the life of a suicidal male that was attempting to jump from the I-75 River Bridge.

Corporal Luke Hawkins and Deputy Charlie Huskin were recognized for their actions in saving the life of a suicidal female that jumped from the Fort Loudoun Dam Bridge. Corporal Hawkins and Deputy Huskin were able to navigate the river bank and pull the female from the water and get her to a rescue boat for medical treatment.

Deputies Crystal Underwood, Elin Carroll and Patrick Purdy were recognized for their actions in saving the life of a female inmate that experienced a medical emergency while in the Loudon County Detention Facility. All three deputies provided CPR prior to EMS arrival and continued assisting medics until the female was transported to the ER. The female was able to make a full recovery.

“I am extremely proud of each of these deputies and first responders” said Sheriff Jimmy Davis. “They are a great representation of this agency and I am thankful for their commitment to our community.”

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