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Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Dewey

Wounded Mahnomen Deputy Chris Dewey awarded Purple Heart, Medal of Honor

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A Mahnomen County sheriff's deputy recovering from being shot while on duty has been awarded top law enforcement honors.

Sheriff Doug Krier presented injured Deputy Chris Dewey with a law enforcement Purple Heart and a Medal of Honor on Thursday, according to a CaringBridge posting written by Krier. Krier wrote that he told Dewey his strong attitude and refusal to give up has made him an inspiration to others, the posting reads.

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