August 7, 2018
On Tuesday Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies were able to identify an unknown female who assisted Cpl. Daniels in the life saving efforts. Brandi Hudson, of Altavista, teamed up with Cpl. Daniels and together saved this child’s life. After the child responded Ms. Hudson, who is a surgical nurse and a mother of three children, left the area without giving her name.
Sheriff Brown will recognize Ms. Hudson for her Life Saving efforts in an Awards Ceremony in the near future.
August 6, 2018
On Sunday August 5, 2018, Bedford County 911 received several calls from individuals who advised that they were at the Smith Mountain Lake State Park Beach and a small child had been removed from the water and was unresponsive and not breathing. As emergency crews were being dispatched and responding, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Sonny Daniels, who was at the State Park and off duty, heard a woman screaming and carrying a small child out of the water. Cpl. Daniels immediately took the child and started performing CPR. Through Corporal Daniels’ efforts, the child responded and began coughing, crying and breathing on his own. The child, age 1, was transported to the hospital. The child was released from the hospital today.
Sheriff Brown will present Cpl. Daniels and three other Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies with the Office’s Life Saving Award in the near future.
Release prepared by Major Ricky Gardner