Deputies can be called into action anytime, on or off duty.
On September 19, 2019 at 6:30 AM, 8 year old Maura Haupt was found in bed, not breathing. Knowing that their neighbor, SGT Alan Matheny, is a trained paramedic, Maura’s sisters rushed over to his house seeking help, while their parents were calling 9-1-1.
SGT Matheny quickly went to work, after confirming that Maura was not breathing and did not have a pulse, SGT Matheny started administering CPR. Two additional deputies, DFC Bragunier and Deputy Stotler, arrived and assisted SGT Matheny. An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) was applied to Maura and within 8 minutes of the initial 9-1-1 call, Maura had a pulse.
EMS arrived on scene and transported Maura to Meritus Medical Center via ambulance. She was later flown to Children’s National Hospital, in Washington, DC.
Yesterday, September 24, 2019, Maura came home and her friends at Washington County Sheriff’s Office were there to help.
We are beyond proud of SGT Matheny, DFC Bragunier and Deputy Stotler for their actions that day which saved a little girls life.
Maura, you will forever be a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office family.