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Falls County Deputy honored for life saving response during accident that killed fellow officer

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 18:18:58-05

RIESEL, TX — The City of Riesel held a recognition ceremony to honor Falls County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Correa for his life saving response that saved a fellow officer.

Deputy Correa was on the scene of the accident that critically injured Riesel Police Chief, Danny Krumnow, and took the life of Falls County Deputy, Matt Jones

They say without Correa's immediate life-saving response, Chief Krumnow may not have survived.

Riesel's mayor, Kevin Hogg, presented a crystal service award to Correa with the following inscription:

HONORING YOUR SERVICE, FALLS COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF, ERIC CORREA. In recognition of your outstanding efforts on October 11, 2019, in which you used your experience and training to save the life of Riesel Police Chief, Danny Krumnow. We commend you for exhibiting exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind, regardless of your own personal safety. The City of Riesel would like to express our immense gratitude for your service, dedication and valor. We thank you and are forever grateful. FOREVER FAMILY. Brotherhood of Blue.

Mayor Hogg also presented a memorial plaque to the Falls County Sheriff Department in memory of fallen deputy Matt Jones.

The plaque, with Matt's picture, was inscribed with the following:

In Memory of FALLS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY MATT JONES, END OF WATCH 10/11/2019. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9. You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful. Your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten by the Riesel Police Department. BROTHERHOOD OF BLUE.