Deputy with Wicomico County Sheriff’s receives “Hero Award” for saving a life

SALISBURY, Md.- The Wicomico Rotary Club recognized a Sheriff for saving one man’s life while on duty.

Deputy First Class Lee Hagel, a Wicomico County Sheriff, was presented the “Hero Award.”

The award is given to honor someone who’s done something within the community that represents a heroic act.

Last year, Deputy Hagel was sent to a 911 call where a man took a controlled substance was hallucinating and cut himself.

Deputy Hagel was able to detain the man and stop the bleeding until EMS arrived, and now the man’s family credits Deputy Hagel for saving his life.

“You see a lot of people out here in this job that don’t get credit for what they do, on a daily basis all the time, and for Rotary to designate a certain day to recognize someone for something they have done just kinda makes it a little bit more worth it to go out here everyday and do it again,” Deputy First Class Lee Hagel said.

Along with the award, Deputy Hagel received a $1,000 donation to the 501c3 charity of his choice.

This is the 11th time the Wicomico Rotary Club has presented this award.

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