Crook County Deputy receives medal for saving diabetic man

(Sundance, Wyo.) Last October, Deputy Troy Skeens was sent on a routine welfare check call, notified by dispatch that the family of an elderly resident was worried that they were unable to reach him on the phone. According to the Crook County Sheriff's Office: "While walking around the perimeter of the residence, Deputy Skeens heard moaning coming from inside the house. Deputy Skeens began looking through windows and was able to see the gentleman inside the home, lying on the floor. Deputy Skeens was then able to make entry in to the home and assist the man until EMS arrived and provide him with medical care. It was determined that the gentleman was having a diabetic episode." It is believed that Deputy Skeens was directly responsible for saving the gentleman’s life on this evening. That's why last Thursday, March 24, Sheriff Jeff Hodge awarded Deputy Troy Skeens with a Life Saving Medal and Certificate. He was nominated for the award by Sergeant Todd Leimser. Deputy Skeens’ dedication and attention to detail is credited with saving the life of a Crook County resident. Congratulations to him and to the Crook County Sheriff's Office. #county17 #news