Photo by Kathy Browning
Hotchkiss deputies Chad Lloyd and Gates Shaklee (center) receive Medals of Valor from Hotchkiss Mayor Wendell Koontz, Marshal Dan Miller (far right) and Hotchkiss Fire Chief Doug Fritz (far left). Lloyd and Shaklee saved the lives of apartment residents during an April fire and pulled an unconscious 46-year-old man to safety from the apartment where the fire began.
On April 19, around 11:30 p.m., Hotchkiss deputies Chad Lloyd and Gates Shaklee were called to a structure fire at 260 East Orchard Street.
Marshal Dan Miller learned about the bravery of his two deputies the morning after the fire from Hotchkiss Fire Chief Doug Fritz.