Rutherford County SWAT Team recognized for flood response in Waverly

Feb 10, 2022 at 08:30 am by WGNS


Sheriff’s SWAT Team members were honored as Officers of the Month for helping residents of Waverly and Humphreys County in the devastating floods last August.

The team was requested to help for several days. The team consisted of sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and paramedics.

The team did the following in Waverly, TN:

• Located flood victims.
• Checked homes for damages and needs.
• Treated an injured firefighter.
• Assessed roads.
• Provided residents with food, water and first aid.
• Comforted victims.
• Secured areas
• Conducted security for Gov. Bill Lee.

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh presented the awards to the team Wednesday. Other team members received awards last week.

Photo Above this news story: Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh, left, and Emergency Medical Services Director Brian Gaither, right, honor SWAT Team members, from left, Lt. Chris Kauffman, Sgt. Troy Hooker, Lt. Philip Nichols of Rutherford Fire Rescue Department, Deputy Zach Campbell, Sgt. Jonathan McGee, Deputy Colton Majors and Capt. Josh Wright of the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services. Nichols and Wright are paramedics with the team.
 
 
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