At the March 6, 2019 Sheriff’s Merit Board meeting, Deputy Jesse Wallace was presented with a merit award for his actions and efforts when he responded to a vehicle crash.

Sheriff VanVleet explained “On October 3, 2018 Deputy Wallace responded to a single vehicle crash on US 41.  There was one fatality.  A passenger in the vehicle suffered serious injuries.   Deputy Wallace’s quick actions and efforts to apply a tourniquet to the severed leg of the passenger made the difference in her survival.  There is no doubt Deputy Wallace saved a life that morning.  Wallace’s activity is continuously high, his character is admirable and he sets a great example.  We are proud to have him serving with our office.”

Deputy Wallace is a former U. S. Marine and became a Newton County Sheriff’s Deputy in August of 2017.

Wallace was recommended for this award by Corporal B. Hoskins

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