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Osage County deputies recognized as life savers for heroic efforts

Recognizing life saving efforts of sheriff’s deputies, from left, undersheriff Scott Brenner, commissioner Heather Kuder, commissioner Fred Diver, deputies Clayton Hartpence, Cory Hamilton, and Christian Moran, commissioner Jay Bailey, and sheriff Chris Wells.

LYNDON, Kan. – Three Osage County sheriff’s deputies were recognized as lifesavers for actions they took to save the lives of two people in incidents that occurred earlier this year.

Monday, May 10, 2021, during the Osage County Commission meeting, Osage County Sheriff Chris Wells presented commendation bars and Life Saving Awards to sheriff’s deputies Cory Hamilton, Christian Moran, and Clayton Hartpence.

Wells described the incident that occurred Feb. 25, 2021, in which Hamilton and Moran responded to a report of a non-responsive person at a residence in Scranton, Kan. Deputies, Osage County EMS, and Scranton first responders were dispatched to the scene, but Hamilton and Moran were the first to arrive. They located the person, who had no pulse, and they immediately began CPR. The deputies revived the person before medical responders arrived on the scene.

“The quick response and immediate actions by deputies Hamilton and Moran resulted in this selfless act of saving of a human life,” Wells said as he presented the awards to the deputies. “A failure to act or action after delay could have led to a tragic outcome.”

Wells recognized Deputy Hartpence as a lifesaver for an incident that occurred March 24, 2021. At approximately 6:44 a.m. that day, the Osage County sheriff’s communications center received a report of a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 35 in Osage County. Reported was that an occupant of the vehicle had been run over by their own vehicle.

Deputies with the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Osage County EMS, and first responders from Osage County Fire District No. 3, Melvern, were dispatched to the accident scene. Hartpence arrived and located the person who had severe injuries to their body. The deputy immediately applied a tourniquet to the injured person prior to medical responders arriving on scene. The application of the tourniquet helped stabilize the person until advanced medical attention could be provided.

“The Osage County Sheriff’s Office recognizes Deputy Clayton Hartpence for his
outstanding efforts,” Wells said. “Deputy Hartpence’s actions qualify him for the Life Saving Award and bestows upon him my appreciation and respect.”

Osage County commissioners Fred Diver, Jay Bailey, and Heather Kuder also congratulated the three deputies and offered their gratitude for their lifesaving efforts.

Osage County Undersheriff Scott Brenner, left, and Osage County Sheriff Chris Wells present a lifesaving award to Osage County Deputy Clayton Hartpence, center.

Osage County Sheriff Chris Wells congratulates Osage County Deputy Christian Moran for his lifesaving efforts, after presenting awards to him and Osage County Deputy Cory Hamilton.

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