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Hometown Heroes: Trooper Recognized For Quick Response In 2017 Windsor Accident

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Trooper Dennis Brown is this week's Serafini Nissan-Volvo Hometown Hero.

On April 24, 2017, New York State Police Trooper Dennis Brown was dispatched to Treadwell Road in the Town of Windsor.

It was here that a seven-year-old girl, who had been riding on the footrest area of a lawnmower operated by her mother, had lost her footing and was subsequently seriously injured by the mower.

 Trooper Brown arrived on the scene to find family members attempting to control the bleeding on the girl's nearly severed leg. Upon observation, he saw the severity of the situation and immediately applied a tourniquet to the girl's leg to stop the bleeding.

The girl was transported to UHS Wilson Medical Center and later airlifted to Upstate Medical where, unfortunately, her leg needed emergency surgery and had to be amputated between the ankle and the knee.

Had it not been for the quick response of Trooper Brown and his application of the tourniquet, this seven-year-old girl might not have survived this life-threatening situation.

Trooper Brown has been a member of the New York State Police since January 13, 2014. Aside from patrol, Trooper Brown performs several other specialized duties for the State Police.

He is a member of the Troop "C" Collision Reconstruction Team and has been trained as a Crime Scene Evidence Technician and Field Training Officer.

Trooper Brown currently lives in the Town of Chenango with his fiance Ms. Corey Stevens and his Saint Bernard "Sheeba."