Aiden Finney is a first-grade student at Ferry Farm Elementary School. He is also a hero.
Several weeks ago, the students were enjoying lunch when Aiden noticed that his classmate was choking. Aiden immediately sprang into action and notified his School Protection Officer. Deputy Brown then performed the Heimlich maneuver on the student, saving his life.
Yesterday, while attending the DARE March at Ferry Farm Elementary, Sheriff Decatur presented Aiden with a certificate recognizing his heroic actions that day. We also learned that Aiden dreams of becoming a Sheriff’s Deputy one day.
“Being a good law enforcement officer requires a heart for service and a deep love for one’s community,” said Sheriff David P. Decatur. “At this young age, Aiden already exemplifies these qualities and we at the Sheriff’s Office are moved by his humility and bravery.”
“We are also very proud of Deputy Brown,” Sheriff Decatur added. “Our School Protection Officers are responsible for the immediate safety and security of our students, teachers, and school staff. Thanks to the heroic actions of Deputy Brown and Aiden, a student’s life was saved.”