NWGA Scanner | August 24th, 2021
Dalton officers were honored at Tuesday morning’s meeting for their role in two life-saving events. Officers Steven Herrera and Joshua Bethune were both honored with the agency’s Life-Saving Award for their heroic actions in July when they were dispatched to a report of a woman who had been stabbed. When they arrived at the scene in front of 522 B Straight Street, the officers found the victim suffering from a stab wound in the neck. The officers immediately rendered life-saving care to try to control the victim’s bleeding and keep her stable until EMS could arrive. The victim was ultimately transported to the hospital and survived her wounds. Her attacker, 28-year-old Shaquae Robinson of Dalton, was arrested a short time after the incident. Also, honored Tuesday was Officer Zach Bell. Officer Bell was recognized for his actions in a May 20th serious crash on Chatsworth Highway in Murray County while he was on his way to work in Dalton. Officer Bell arrived first on the scene of a crash which left a vehicle on fire and the driver trapped inside. Officer Bell stopped and turned on his car’s emergency lights and, without hesitation, immediately ran to the fiery crashed car, heroically pulling the driver from the vehicle and to safety. For his actions in the incident, he was also honored with the Life Saving Award.