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Atoka County Chief Deputy Aubrey Stanfield received the “Life Saving Award” after being nominated by the Atoka Sheriff’s Office.
Chief Deputy Stanfield received this award from the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association in recognition of his performance above and beyond the call of duty, regardless of his own personal safety, to save and protect human life.
On Saturday, August 1, 2020, Chief Deputy Stanfield overheard a call regarding an assault outside of Atoka County jurisdiction.
The call was transferred from Atoka County to Johnson County, and was requesting an Ambulance meet them due to the victim’s throat being cut and was losing a lot of blood.
Chief Deputy Stanfield later stated that he just felt the call was very serious in nature and that he could aid in the safety and wellbeing of the victim.
As he was responding the Deputy was flagged down by the individuals in the bed of a truck. He instantly got out of his patrol unit and immediately went to render aid.
One of the individuals in the truck got out and was walking up to Chief Deputy Stanfield carrying the victim, and he noticed a large amount of blood.
The victim had a large laceration to the left side of the throat. Chief Deputy Stanfield immediately removed a Hemorrhage Control Dressing from the medical pouch that he always carries inside his vehicle.
He applied it to the victims neck in effort to control the bleeding. The victim’s laceration was very severe and he knew if he did not get the bleeding under control the victim would lose their life.
After applying the dressing, Chief Deputy Stanfield then advised the victim to continue to hold pressure on the wound to further aid in the effectiveness of controlling the blood loss as he contacted Atoka Emergency Medical Services (EMS) via radio.
Atoka County EMS arrived at his location and Chief Deputy Stanfield informed them of his observations; afterwards he immediately started to direct traffic so that Atoka EMS could begin their treatment of the victim.
Deputy Stanfield escorted Atoka EMS to the Atoka Hospital Emergency Room where the victim was immediately taken inside for further treatment.
It has been stated numerous times that if Chief Deputy Stanfield had not arrived on scene, for a call that was not even technically his call, the victim would have sadly perished before even making it to the Atoka Hospital.
His values, and integrity, of always keeping the citizens he serves health and wellbeing first is why he knew he needed to go to this call.
The victim has recovered from this incident and is alive today thanks to the quick thinking, and life saving actions, of Chief Deputy Stanfield.
“He’s dedicated and willing to go above and beyond,” commented Sheriff Tony Head. “Stanfield has been a great asset to the Department, and nominating him for the award was a way to commend him for his service.”
Stanfield has been a Deputy for the Atoka County Sheriff’s Office since 2017.
“It is with great honor to know that a true hero works in Atoka County, and is willing to go above and beyond, for the citizens here within,” said Sarah Stanfield, Deputy Stanfield’s wife.