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Officer honored for saving shooting victim


January 16, 2019

OFFICER SEAN POTTER has been presented a Letter of Commendation for saving a man's life.

Sweet Home Police Officer Sean Potter has received a Letter of Commendation for saving a life in 2018.

Department Sgt. Ryan Cummings made the presentation on Dec. 17.

"He was in the right place at the right time," said Police Chief Jeff Lynn of Potter's response to a gunshot injury. "He has a lot of his medical training (from his military service). He's always out there. This isn't the first life-saving award or recognition he's gotten."

A "fantastic" and strong police officer, Potter is one of several Sweet Home graduates to return to the community where he grew up, Lynn said. He is extr...

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