Some deputies with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department have received Life Saving Awards for their work in the community over the past year. At this week’s Berrien County Board of Commissioners meeting, Undersheriff Chuck Heit saluted Deputy Paul Grenon for his work to help end a standoff in St. Joseph this summer. He also thanked Keith Matthews, Christopher Behrle, and James Kring, who helped Deputy Brandon Crosby arrest someone who was resisting late last year.
Also receiving Life Saving Awards Thursday were Deputies Thomas Dyer and Marcelo Perez for their efforts to evacuate people from the Cosmo Extended Stay Motel when it caught fire this year. Chief Deputy Robert Boyce said without their efforts, more lives would have been lost.