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Rensselaer County Deputy honored for "heroic efforts" off-duty


TROY, N.Y. - A Rensselaer County Deputy Sheriff was commended Tuesday night for his heroic efforts while he was technically off-duty.

The incident happened aboard a US Air flight in October, when a man fainted and need an EMT.

The flight from Charlotte to Albany had only been in the air for 20 minutes, when a flight attendant asked if anyone on the plane had EMT training.

That's when a Rensselaer County Deputy stepped up to help. Admist all the accolades Deputy Adrian Morin is receiving, he says he was just doing the right thing.

Morin stood with his family at the Rensselaer County Legislative Chamber Tuesday night, along with 68-year-old Phillip Blackstone and his wife.

Morin came to Blackstone's aid after he fainted on a flight they were both on.

Blackstone says he did a tremendous job of keeping him calm and going through the types of medication he was on until the plane could land.

Morin was recognized with a resolution from the Rensselaer County Legislature for his efforts in rescuing Blackstone.

In addition to extensive thanks from Blackstone, Morin was also commended by Rensselaer County Sheriff Mahar, who says every deputy in his department is EMT certified in basic life support.

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