State patroller earns Hero Award |

State patroller earns Hero Award

Daily News staff report

Cpl. Philip Gurley of the Colorado State Patrol was recognized Tuesday by the Rotary Club of Summit County with its annual Hero Award. Gurley saved a man’s life last year while responding to a domestic violence incident in Summit County. The man, who had sustained a serious gunshot wound, was originally thought to be dead, but when it was clear he was still alive, Gurley used his training to clear the man’s airway and get him the emergency medical care he needed.

Gurley was nominated for the award by his superior, Sgt. Sean Wheeler. The award was presented by Rotarians Sheriff John Minor and Elizabeth Wickert.

The Rotary Club of Summit County’s Hero Award was founded by Rotarian Bob Rust. His own experiences led him to provide an accolade for the unsung heroes in our community.

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