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Madison Co. deputy receives Act of Valor award

Several honors were bestowed upon Madison Co. deputies Monday. (Source: WAFF) Several honors were bestowed upon Madison Co. deputies Monday. (Source: WAFF)
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Each year the state of Alabama awards one person with the Valor Award, and this year it went to Madison County Deputy Jonas Wilson for saving the life of a small child. 

Wilson was given his accolade at a ceremony Monday.

Deputy Wilson responded to a car accident ,and when he arrived on the scene, he found a small boy was trapped in a car underwater. Deputy Wilson got the child out and gave him care until emergency crews arrived. 

Wilson said he was honored to receive the award and represent the Madison County Sheriff's Department.

“ It was a shock getting the award and I’m very humbled by it and I really appreciate it,” Wilson said.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office Student Resource Officers were also recognized at the 2014 National Association of School Resource Officers as recipients of the “2014 Model SRO Agency Award.”

The unit was also awarded the 2014 Exemplary School Safety Initiative Award by the National School Safety Council.

There are currently six deputies assigned to SRO duties, but Sergeant David Moody said more are needed. The Sheriff’s Office has applied for a federal grant to add five more SROs.

Moody said Madison County Schools recognize the importance of having the officers.

“If we want to make our schools safer for the kids and the staff, then we need and SRO in most of our schools,” Moody said.

Currently the six deputies assigned to SRO duties are responsible for 28 different schools.

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