I bring you breaking crime beat stories often every day in Billings and Yellowstone County. So many times it’s difficult to mention every law enforcement officer who stepped up in heroic efforts to protect their communities.

Here is an amazing example from the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office about the brave men and women who are fighting for and saving lives in the most dire conditions.

Our thanks go out to each and every one of them.


Congratulations to the following on receiving the 2023 1st Quarter Life Saving Award:

Detention Facility:
Officer J. O’Fallon
Officer D. O’Fallon
Officer Kinder
Officer D. Webb
Officer Z. Iron

On 02/13/23, Officers encountered an inmate who was unconscious and was displaying signs of a possible overdose. CPR was administered, along with rescue breaths. Officers rotated giving chest compressions while awaiting EMS. Two doses of NARCAN were administered while CPR was continued. By the time EMS arrived, the inmate was conscious, breathing, and talking to the officers. Without a doubt, their actions saved the inmates life.

Detention Officer D. O’Fallon

On 01/19/23, Officer D. O’Fallon found an inmate in medical distress. After assessing the inmate and finding no pulse, CPR was performed, along with 2 doses of NARCAN. The inmate regained consciousness and was transferred to a medical facility. Without a doubt, his actions saved the inmates life.

Patrol Sergeant Brandon Smart

SGT Smart responded to a report of an unresponsive individual in the Lockwood area. Upon his arrival he found that the individual was not breathing and no pulse could be found. SGT Smart began CPR for ten minutes. Once EMS arrived, a steady heartbeat was detected. The subject was eventually transported to a local hospital. Without a doubt, his actions saved a life,” according to the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department.

Congratulations to all, and a job well done!⭐️