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Deputy from Crisp County Sheriff's Office praised for going 'above and beyond' by resident

The Crisp County Sheriff's Office responded to a call over the weekend.

Photo: Kailey McCarthy

Over the weekend, one Valdosta resident went to social media to show his appreciation for the Crisp County Sheriff's Office.

FOX 31 spoke to Deputy Chad Walker who responded to a call over the weekend helping one woman stay calm during a time of crisis and why her fiancee is now praising the deputy.

Kevin Bussey thought that Friday was just a normal day until he received call from an unknown number.

"It was Officer Walker with the Crisp County Sheriff's Office and he asked me did I know Chelsea and I said yes, that's my fiancee.," said Bussey.

What happened next, Kevin can only describe as the scariest moment of his life.

"He said that she may be possibly having a heart attack, you know, just try to get here as fast as you can, I'm going to stay with her until the EMT's arrive," said Bussey.

Chelsea was traveling back from a business trip when she started feeling bad.

She made the decision to call 911 and Deputy Chad Walker from the Crisp County Sheriff's Office arrived in just minutes.

"I was actually just down hwy 133 which is another Georgia highway, it's just only about a mile across this dirt road here so I knew I could get there faster than anyone else," said Walker.

Deputy Walker stayed with Chelsea until EMT's arrived and even got permission to move Chelsea's car so that she wouldn't have to pay the $150 dollar towing fee.

"He moved the car, locked the keys up and he even took the keys to her at the hospital. He went above and beyond and stayed with her, he kept giving her conversation," said Bussey.

Something that Deputy Walker calls another day on the job helping citizens where he can.

"Just knowing these guys that I work with, you know I don't feel like I did anything different than they would have done. I think they would have done the same thing given the same circumstances," said Walker.

And Kevin says, is a testimony to the leadership at the Crisp County Sheriff's Office.

"It always starts with the leadership and if you've got a great leadership, the ones under will follow as well so it's just a testimony to the whole department and officer Walker," said Bussey.


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