Trumbull County officers, hailed as heroes, receive Life Saving Award

The men were presented with the Life Saving Award from the Buckeye Sheriff's Association

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Three Trumbull County corrections officers are the first corrections officers in the county’s history to receive the Life Saving Award from Buckeye Sheriff’s Association.

In June, the officers were credited with saving an inmate’s life at the Trumbull County Jail.

Sgt. Rob Eckenrod, Paul Burley, and Matt Abbott revived inmate Eric Hopson after a suicide attempt. On Tuesday, they were recognized with a ceremony and award presentation by the Buckeye Sheriff’s Association.

“It is an honor to be recognized for it, because we are hidden behind walls and not seen, so not too often are what we do even seen or heard,” said Sgt. Eckenrod.

Trumbull County Sheriff Thomas Altiere said he is extremely proud of the men, especially because they are the first corrections officers in Trumbull County to receive such an honor.

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