Deputy Michael Scott received the award after helping save the life of a man whose tractor nearly ran him over when it rolled over.

SULLIVAN COUNTY — A Sullivan County deputy game warden received an award after saving a man’s life.

Deputy Game Warden Michael Scott received a rescue award in Harrisburg at a recent meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission’s Board of Commissioners for his efforts to help rescue a man whose tractor overturned on him as he tried to pull stumps out of the ground.

Deputy Scott rescued the man who was not only trapped but also badly injured. He said he was patrolling when he heard the radio call for help. Deputy Scott also volunteers with the Elkland Township Ambulance and was not far from the location, so he quickly sprang into action.

Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission

Upon arriving at the scene, Deputy Scott said two neighbors were trying to extricate the victim from under the tractor. The victim was awake at first, however, by the time more help arrived, the victim’s condition was deteriorating, as he suffered from broken ribs and a punctured lung.

Fortunately, with the quick response and clarity of mind of Deputy Game Warden Scott, the Shunk Volunteer Fire Department, and Fire Chief Ed Minnier (who took charge of the rescue effort), the victim survived the ordeal.

“Mike has been an Assistant Game Warden for over nine years and works tirelessly to help anyone in need. He logs many hours as an assistant and as a driver with the Elkland Township Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance. Mike is an asset not only to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, but also to the local community,” said State Game Warden Rick Finnegan, Assistant Game Warden Supervisor Michael Scott.

Therefore, due to his bravery and selflessness, Deputy Game Warden Michael Scott received an award he truly deserved by helping to save the life of another person in distress.


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