BAKER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Southwick welcomes you to the official web site of the Baker County Oregon,
Phone (541)523-6415 Fax (541)523-9219
3410 K Street
Sheriffs Office mail
Wednesday Sept 19 I had the
distinct honor to present the Lifesaving Award to Shaun Lepley on behalf of
Donald Lowery, La Paz County Sheriff of Parker, Arizona.
On August 17th,
2012 Shaun Lepley performed
a heroic act, which saved the life of Caleb Day while he was vacationing in
La Paz County Arizona with his grandparents.
While swimming in the family pool, Caleb suffered an apparent seizure and
sunk to the bottom of the pool. When
Shaun, swimming nearby, realized that he hadn’t noticed Caleb for several
minutes he looked down and saw him on the bottom of the deep end of the
pool. Calling for help, Shaun then
dove down to try and rescue his friend.
Even though Caleb was considerably larger in height and weight than
he, Shaun was able to bring Caleb to the surface where Caleb, although
unresponsive, began to breathe on his own.
With help, Shaun pulled Caleb out of the pool to await emergency
services which arrived shortly. After
examination and tests at the emergency room, Caleb was released to go home
with no significant lasting effects.
There is no doubt that
Shaun’s quick and decisive actions saved Caleb’s life. If not for him. Their vacation in Arizona would have ended in tragedy.
Shaun Lepley is the son of Troy and Chris Lepley who live in Baker City. Caleb Day who is also 14 is the son of Ray
and Kari Day also of Baker City. Kari Day is
a Baker County 911 Reserve Dispatcher and Ray Day works for the Baker County