Hero deputy honored for rescuing a child
MANATEE COUNTY - An off-duty Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy who rescued a child at the fairgrounds this summer has been honored for her actions.
Deputy Brooke Parks-Boldin was with her family at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in August for a steer show when she heard a crash. A child had cut a rope on five cattle panels, each weighing about 85 pounds, and they fell on the child.
Parks-Boldin sent her son to get help, jumped a six-foot fence and lifted all five panels off the child at once, and held them the child could be freed. She did all this as she was being attacked and stung by wasps that were swarming the area.
Due to her heroic actions, Sheriff Rick Wells named Parks-Boldin Deputy of the Month for November