A Boone County sheriff’s deputy was presented a Life Saving Award for taking quick action that saved the life of a two-year-old girl not breathing due possibly to an airway obstruction at her residence on East Calvert Hill Road earlier this year.

Sheriff Dwayne Carey presented Deputy Trenton Marshall-Isom with the award at the department’s annual Christmas Luncheon last week. Sheriff Carey said he was “extremely proud” of Deputy Marshall-Isom “and his actions are a credit to our department and the profession of law enforcement.”

Deputy Marshall-Isom, 29, a four-year veteran of the department was on routine patrol the evening of February 19 when he saw a group of people standing on the road in the 2400 block of E. Calvert Hill Road.

“A lady ran up to my patrol vehicle with a baby girl in her arms and said the child was not breathing,” Marshall-Isom said. “The child’s eyes were rolled back and her lips were blue. I turned the little girl over and administered several palm strikes between her shoulder blades.” Deputy Marshall-Isom said he was relieved when he felt the child “grab my thumb and I could feel her breathing and looking at me. I was happy I was able to be at the right place at the right time.”

Emergency medical personnel arrived soon after and examined the child who was then returned to her family.