22-year-old Deputy Tevyn Gadson has been with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office since August 25, 2014. On the evening of May 31st, Deputy Gadson was dispatched to a citizen’s assist call about an unresponsive 29 year-old man in Summerfield. Deputy Gadson immediately performed CPR on the man while instructing a citizen how to give mouth to mouth and was able to reestablish a pulse. The individual then began breathing, regained consciousness and was transported to the hospital by Marion County Fire Rescue, where he is currently in stable condition and recovering well.
Sheriff Chris Blair says Deputy Gadson’s quick thinking and actions surely saved a life that Sunday night. “We are so lucky to have Deputy Gadson serving our citizens here in Marion County,” said Sheriff Blair. “And we have hundreds more like Deputy Gadson patrolling our community. I’d like to extend my congratulations and a thank you to Deputy Gadson… We are all proud to work alongside you each and every day.”