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Deputy awarded Purple Heart

Contact: Shannon Cordingly, Public Information Officer, 970-376-7000

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is honored announce that John Brownlee will be the recipient of a Purple Heart. 

While on-duty during a snow storm on Saturday May 1, 2010, Deputy Brownlee, was struck by two vehicles whose driver’s had lost control and suffered serious injury to his right leg.

This award will be presented September 16th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Eagle Town Park, located at 500 Broadway, in Eagle.