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Franklin County deputy honored with Life Saver award for saving crash victim's life

Posted at 6:17 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 18:17:06-05

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Franklin County Sheriffs office presented the Life Saver Award to one of their deputies Tuesday.

Deputy Matthew Murray was given the Life Saver Award. He earned it after responding to an accident back in October that resulted with him saving a life.

When he got to the scene of a crash, the victim was unconscious and had no heart beat. Murray started performing CPR and finally, when medics arrived, the victim had a heartbeat.

Murray says this experience has shaped his career.

"It gives you hope, you always see the worst things in law enforcement. sometimes things happen and you get down and it happens to the best of cops sometimes you just get wore out and there's always something that happen at the right time to just kinda boost you back up and keep you going," said Deputy Murray.

Sheriff A.J. Smith said that this award is very hard to receive and that not a lot of officers are able to receive the Life Saver Award within their career.