Off-duty deputy saves choking child

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 09:45 AM.

“I just kind of went back to the party,” he said with a chuckle. “I don’t want to sound callous, but I didn’t think any more about it.

“That is what we are trained to do.”

All of this might not have ended up in black and white on this page if not for a Port St. Joe resident, Mary Williams, who happened to be at Under the Oaks last Saturday.

She witnessed the entire episode, including Murnan’s life-saving response.

She emailed hoping to locate the deputy.

“It amazed and touched a lot of people there,” Williams wrote after detailing Murnan’s actions followed by his return to his party. “I think he should be recognized for saving that little boy. We didn’t get his name but someone recognized him as a Gulf County Deputy.

“I hope you can find out so we all can know and thank him.”

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