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Deputies’ actions help save life of a Louisiana man

Submitted by Polk County
Sheriff’s Department

Polk County Deputies Josh Butterworth and Jacob Cain were dispatched to a self-inflicted gunshot victim at the Tall Peak Tower Vista in the Shady community at approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday, April 21.

Upon arrival at the vista, they found a 23-year-old male from Louisiana sitting in a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. A gun was laying in the seat beside him.
Deputies Butterworth and Cain immediately began administering lifesaving care. The victim was transported by ambulance to the Vandervoort helipad and then by Air-Evac to a trauma center. The victim is expected to recover from his injuries.

Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer stated, “I’m extremely proud of Deputy Butterworth and Deputy Cain for their actions in saving the life of this young man. If not for Deputy Butterworth’s advanced medical training and the Trauma/Medic kits generously provided to us by SW EMS [Southwest EMS], this story would have had a different ending.”

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