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Local Attorney Receives Life Saving Award

Local attorney Steven Denny has received a life-saving award from the Potter County Sheriff's Office for his actions in saving an inmate who attempted to commit suicide.

On August 21st, in a court holding at the Potter County Courthouse, an inmate attempted to commit suicide. The inmate was down and was not breathing. Officers on-hand began life-saving responses. Steve Denny, an attorney, was also on hand and jumped in to begin CPR efforts.

With a quick response from Denny and the officers on hand, the inmate survived the incident.

On Wednesday, Denny was presented with a plaque commemorating his actions on that day.

Denny commented on a release by the Sheriff's Office stating that while he appreciates the thanks from the community, the response to the incident was a team effort that also included the deputies on hand.

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