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Law Enforcement Commendation Medal given to two Madison County Sheriff's Dept. Employees




Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 9, 2015

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that two Madison County Sheriff’s Office employees were selected to receive the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal by the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Members of the Society are all direct descendants of American Patriots who participated in the American Revolutionary War. The Society’s purposes are patriotic, historical, and educational.

Deputy Sheriff Rick Brown was recognized for his response to a victim of cardiac arrest on May 26, 2015 in the vicinity of Acuff Road in Gurley. Upon arrival Deputy Brown found the victim unresponsive and not breathing. The victim’s airway was cleared and CPR started but it was necessary to deploy an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), which is carried in the Sheriff’s Office Patrol vehicles, to shock the heart back into rhythm. The victim was thereafter transported to the hospital and survived.

Rebecca J. McMurray, assigned as a professional support civilian in the Criminal Investigation Division, was recognized for her work as a Compliance Coordinator for the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) laws of the Sheriff’s Office. In her role she is responsible for ensuring compliance and enforcement to the SORNA Act for over 556 adult and juvenile sexual offenders throughout Madison County.

Deputy Brown and Ms. McMurray will be awarded their medals in a ceremony to be held on December 14, 2015 at 11:00 am in the meeting room of the downtown Huntsville Public Library during their regular chapter meeting.

Sheriff Dorning said, “The Sheriff’s Office in honored to have two of its finest employees recognized in this manner with the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal by the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. We are extremely proud of Deputy Brown’s and Ms. McMurray’s accomplishments in their respective fields of law enforcement and their work conducted in selflessness, dedication, and honor on a daily basis while serving and protecting our communities.”