MCSO PRESS RELEASE July 2, 2018
On Monday (7/2), Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster presented a Lifesaving Award to Sherry King, a 70 year old Littlefield, AZ resident. King is being credited with saving the life of a Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on April 27, 2018. On that day, while a suspect was being restrained, a struggle ensued with the deputy. During the struggle, the suspect was able to take possession of the deputy’s taser, but was not able to deploy it. The suspect then began reaching for the deputy’s weapon, when King jumped in and attempted to assist the deputy, but was assaulted and shoved away by the suspect. King then fired a warning shot from her own weapon, and the suspect fled the scene on foot. After the award was presented, King received a standing ovation from all in attendance. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office wants to express our gratitude to Sherry King for her quick thinking and courageous actions, which ultimately saved the life of a young deputy.