Blue Earth County Deputy Bill Davis was recently presented the Life Saving Award by the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association at their annual conference for his quick and selfless actions while responding to a call earlier this year. Deputy Davis was the first to arrive on scene for a reported domestic assault, and while at the residence was able to locate, gain access into a locked room and save the life of a man found unresponsive from an attempted suicide. Quick decision-making and resourceful tactics used by Deputy Davis helped turn an otherwise tragic situation into a positive outcome resulting in the man being alive and well today. The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Life Saving Award is awarded to any employee, volunteer or other person acting under the direction and control of any Sheriff’s Office who is a member of the association. The award can also be given to any civilian person who has performed an act which may be deemed to have saved the life of any person and such act has been reviewed and nominated by a Sheriff of the County in which the event occurred.