DEPUTY ANDERSON AWARDED COMMENDATION OF MERIT AT SHERIFF’S BREAKFAST
Sheriff Casey Salisbury hosted presenters Richard Bishop and John Justice at the monthly Sheriff’s Breakfast held at the Little Creek Casino. A Commendation of Merit was also awarded to Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Anderson.
Deputy Nathan Anderson was commended for his actions the night of July 15, 2016 while assisting Washington State Patrol troopers with a suicidal suspect on the Black Lake Boulevard overpass on highway 101.
Deputy Anderson physically pulled the man to safety as he leaned forward from the jersey barrier attempting to fall to the roadway 30 feet below. The man was then transported to the hospital.
Sheriff Casey Salisbury said, “Deputy Anderson’s swift, selfless actions in a highly volatile and dangerous situation helped prevent the male subject from grievous bodily injury or death thus allowing the man an opportunity for medical assistance.”
Also present at this month’s Sheriff’s Breakfast were Rick Bishop and John Justice who co-presented a program titled ‘Jail 101: Operations Exposures and Mitigation of Risk.’ This program covered basic jail operations, challenges in jail management and obligations, and operational areas of risk and management techniques.
Sheriff Salisbury was also presented with a flag from Patriot Guard Riders of Washington State Captain Jim Dickson. The flag was presented as a thank you to Sheriff Salisbury for his support of their program. The mission of the Patriot Guard Riders is to attend funeral services of fallen American Heroes as invited guests of the family.
The monthly Law Enforcement Breakfast draws together first responders from multiple agencies in the region including fire, medical, legal, and law enforcement personnel as well as retirees and public-minded citizens. Keynote speakers are invited to address topics affecting communities, public service, and current trends.