Deputy Sheriff Receives SAR Life Saving Medal

The Flagler County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) awarded a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) K-9 Deputy Sheriff with the SAR Life Saving Medal in a special ceremony at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center February 2. FCSO K-9 Deputy First Class (DFC) Marcus Dawson was selected for his heroic actions on October 17, 2021 when he saved a three-year-old boy from a burning home.
DFC Dawson was the first to arrive on the scene of the fire and immediately began to search the W-section residence and call out for anyone trapped inside. While putting his own life at risk, he would eventually find the child hiding under a blanket in a bedroom. DFC Dawson quickly carried him to safety.
“We are proud of law enforcement deputies like DFC Dawson and the impact the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has on our communities,” said Flagler County Chapter of the SAR President Charles Hayes. “This is the first lifesaving SAR medal awarded in Flagler County.”
The SAR Life Saving Medal is presented to those individuals who have acted to save a human life without necessarily placing their own life, or themselves, in permanent danger. Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly and FCSO staff were on hand for the presentation.
“DFC Dawson made a difference in the lives of that young child, his family and the community,” Sheriff Staly said.