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Life Saving Award Issued to Deputy, Police Officer, and Dispatchers


Four life-saver awards were issued by Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher as the result of an incident that took place on August 20, 2023, involving a motor vehicle accident. According to Mosher, multiple agencies were dispatched to a report of a possible motor vehicle accident on I-49 North of Nevada. After multiple agencies responded and searched, no vehicle could be found. A short time later, dispatch advised they were on the phone with the victim who stated they were in some trees but did not know the exact location.


Deputy Foster with the Vernon County Sheriff's Office along with Officer Gish with the Nevada Police Department continued to search for the vehicle with the assistance of two dispatchers with the Sheriff's Office who were tracing the phone call. After more than an hour of searching, the vehicle was located in a wooded area off I-49 with a female victim trapped inside. Additional units were dispatched, and the victim was transferred to the hospital.    


The Sheriff said he would like to congratulate each of the four people receiving the award and thank them for their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Vernon County.