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Sen. Ossoff Honors Muscogee County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Countryman Jr. for His Heroism and Service to the Columbus Community

Government and Politics

December 4, 2022


Columbus, Ga.— This week, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff honored Deputy Greg Countryman Jr. for his heroism and work to keep the Columbus community safe in the official Congressional Record.

In May, Muscogee County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Countryman Jr. heroically saved the lives of three-year-old twins who were drowning.

Please find Sen. Ossoff’s Commendation to Sheriff’s Deputy Countryman Jr. here:

Sen. Jon Ossoff Honors Muscogee County Sheriff Deputy Greg Countryman Jr.’s Heroism

“Mr. President, I rise to honor Muscogee County Sheriff Deputy Greg Countryman, Jr. for his heroic and live-saving service to the Chattahoochee River Valley.

“On May 16, 2022, emergency personnel received a harrowing call about two children who were unconscious and not breathing after being pulled from a swimming pool.

“Already on the way home from his shift, Deputy Countryman quickly sprang into action and was the first to arrive on the scene. He swiftly administered CPR and successfully helped resuscitate the children until EMS arrived.

“Deputy Countryman’s swift response saved their lives.

“Mr. President, as Georgia’s U.S. Senator, it is my honor to commend Muscogee County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Countryman, Jr. for his heroism and service to the Chattahoochee River Valley community.”