Deputy Johnell Young nominated for award from tv show America’s Most WantedFeb 25th, 2011 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: News
St. Bernard Parish residents can cast a vote for a St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputy who has been nominated for an award on the TV show America’s Most Wanted’s web site.
Cpl. Johnell Young of the Special Investigations Division and 10-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, is up for consideration for an award from the TV show America’s Most Wanted for helping save the life of another deputy in a Dec. 12 fiery car crash in Violet.
Deputy Jeffery Westerfield’s patrol car struck a tree on a neutral ground when he lost control while heading to check out a burglary alarm at a bank.
Young, who was working an off-duty security detail but saw the patrol car pass and noticed something had happened, went to the scene of the crash. Along with two young St. Bernard residents Eric Alfonso and Ray Henritzy Jr. The three of them helped pull the injured deputy to safety just before his burning car was engulfed in flames, saving his life.
To cast a ballot, go to amw.com/allstar and look for the picture of Young.