Photo:(left to right Coley Lewis-Ellison, Brandon Scott)
BATH – Two Steuben County deputies were recognized recently for their life-saving efforts during the course of an arrest. County deputies Coley Lewis-Ellison and Brandon Scott helped save the life of an unidentified man arrested during a domestic dispute March 2 and charged with Assault in the Third Degree and Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, according to county Sheriff Dave Cole. Cole told the county Legislature’s Public Safety Committee the man refused medical attention at the county Public Safety Building, but shortly after his refusal he stopped breathing.
The deputies immediately took emergency medical steps and assisted Bath Ambulance and Advanced Life Support with the treatment of the male, who was transported to Ira Davenport Hospital, in Bath, and later airlifted to Highland Hospital, in Rochester, Cole said.
Left untreated, the man’s alcohol-induced overdose, would have resulted in his death, Cole said.
“Working as a team you were able to put into action your training and demonstrate the Sheriff’s Office ability to protect all citizens of Steuben County, even against themselves,” Cole said. “You are hereby commended for the outstanding example you set for the other members of the law enforcement community to look upon with great pride.”
Lewis-Ellison was assisted at the scene of the arrest by the state Police.