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American Legion Post 135 honor officers of the year

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

American Legion Post 135 recognized some of the finest from the Chatham County Sheriff's Office on Thursday night.

Deputy Matthew Stephenson named Corrections Officer of the Year. This after he saved the life of a man who collapsed in a parking lot.

He tells us there is just one thing more rewarding than Thursday's honor.

"Finding out that the man was still alive was the best feeling I've ever had. But being recognized for making quick decisions and taking action from the training that I've received from the sheriff's office, I appreciate this award very much,” said Stephenson.

Also awarded Thursday night, Sergeant Christopher Blount. He was named Enforcement Officer of the Year.

"It's good to be recognized for your hard work. It actually makes you want to be better. Law enforcement is a stressful job. And just to be recognized for the good work that you've done, it's very good,” said Sgt. Blount.

One last award handed out went to WTOC's own Van Vogt!

Van is one of two men credited for de-escalating the situation after a gun went off inside of Betty Bombers a few weeks ago. Fortunately, no one was hurt, thanks to Van's quick action.

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