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Gloucester deputy awarded Medal of Merit

Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren recognized one of his own with a Medal of Merit Award, which he said is given to someone who performs a heroic deed, all-the-while showing exemplary courage while being exposed to a high level of danger.

The award was presented to Gloucester Master Deputy Chris Sigley during the March 1 Gloucester County Board of Supervisors meeting in the colonial courthouse.

On Nov. 18 of last year, Warren said Sigley and a number of other deputies responded to a report of an attempted murder that had just occurred in Lancaster County. The victim had been stabbed multiple times by her estranged boyfriend, was picked up by a passing vehicle which, in turn, was chased by the attacker’s vehicle.

The attacker’s vehicle continued to Gloucester’s Main Street area at a high speed, running a traffic light at the intersection of Route 14 and Main Street and almost crashing into the Gloucester U-Do-It Laundry, Warren said.

The suspect’s vehicle, he ...

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