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Alan Guderjahn honored in Malta with Purple Heart

 

August 26, 2020

P.C. Sheriff Jerry Lytle, Deputy Alan Guderjahn, Sheriff Wynn Meehan, Sheriff Alan Fulton, and Sheriff Heidi Visocan at Deputy Guderjahn's Purple Heart Ceremony.

Retired Phillips County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Guderjahn has received the Purple Heart Award for an incident in which he was injured. Alan was the responding officer for a 911 call about a male walking along the highway in only socks, underwear, and a sweatshirt. When he made contact, Alan attempted to talk to the man and encourage him to get in his patrol vehicle to go to the hospital for help. Without provocation or warning, the individual pulled a knife from his sweat-shirt and attacked Deputy Guderjahn. Alan was badly cut and had life-threatening injuries.

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