Detention officer receives life-saving award

Sheriff Will Ponce (left) presented a life-saving award to Detention Officer Julio Salcedo at the Nov. 15 La Paz County Board of Supervisors meeting. On Oct. 14, Salcedo was making his rounds when he saw an inmate trying to hang himself. Ponce said Salcedo’s quick actions prevented the inmate’s death and prevented the situation from becoming far worse than it was.

Sheriff Will Ponce (left) presented a life-saving award to Detention Officer Julio Salcedo at the Nov. 15 La Paz County Board of Supervisors meeting. On Oct. 14, Salcedo was making his rounds when he saw an inmate trying to hang himself. Ponce said Salcedo’s quick actions prevented the inmate’s death and prevented the situation from becoming far worse than it was.

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