MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office named Jill Freel its employee of the month and deputies Christopher Ralston and Rebecca Sehorne as deputies of the month
On June 25, Freel handled a 911 transferred call from a man who said his wife had barricaded herself in the bathroom with a gun, according to a news release. Despite the husband stating he didn't want police, but needed help for her, Freel informed him that deputies were on their way.
Freel asked the husband to hold the phone to the door and she began to call the wife's name. She could hear the woman crying and Freel used her training to convince her to open the door and place the gun outside.
Afterwards the woman closed the door again, but after deputies arrived they were able to get her to come out of the bathroom.
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On March 4, deputy Christopher Ralston arrived at a scene where a car passenger had suffered cardiac arrest. Witnesses were already administering CPR, according to the news release. Deputy Rebecca Sehorne also arrived to assist.
Ralston took out his Automated External Defibrillator and after one shock he began chest compressions as Sehorne assisted with breathing.
Following a second shock, the deputies continued CPR until paramedics arrived. The man was revived and stabilized before being taken to a local hospital, according to the report.