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The Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored three Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputies with the organization’s Law Enforcement Commendation Medal Wednesday night.

Chapter President Ken Wilson presented the commendations to Sergeant Michael A. Bishop, Corporal Casey U. Sherrod and Deputy Michael A. Casey.

The medals were presented to the three for a call they responded to on December 7.

The call concerned a man armed with a handgun wishing to harm himself. “Sergeant Bishop along with Sherodd and Casey developed a plan of action to disarm the man safely.”

The plan worked and the man was disarmed without injury “which has allowed the individual to enjoy another holiday season with his family,” Wilson said.

Wilson explained before the presentation that the medal may be presented by the National Society, a state society or chapter to those who have served with distinction and devotion in the field of law enforcement. The medal is intended to recognize exceptional service or accomplishment in the field of law enforcement. 

Eligibility is not limited to peace officers but extends to the entire range of persons who make and enforce the law to include but not limited to peace officers, attorneys, judges, prosecutors and legislators who have performed an exceptional act or service beyond that normally expected.

The medal may be presented only to an individual and only once. The medal may also be presented posthumously.

Chief Deputy Scott Hall said of the chapter, “I think they do an outstanding job of trying to recognize and honor the dedicated men and women who serve throughout our county.”

Of the deputies, Hall said, “Those officers along with many others day in and day out represent our area with class and honor and we all should be very grateful to have such fine men and women serving our community.”