January First Friday Hero – Deputy Chris Stapler
From Special Reports
This month Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s First Friday Hero program honors Coweta County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Stapler for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Deputy Stapler is a four-year veteran of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, currently assigned to b-shift uniform patrol. When he arrived on scene at a motor vehicle accident, he located a victim who had sustained a severe laceration, which resulted in her brachial artery being severed. The victim was turning extremely pale from the apparent blood loss and entering a critical state. Deputy Stapler, realizing the severity of the injury, quickly applied his department issued tourniquet to the victim, ultimately stopping the bleeding until Emergency Medical Personnel arrived on scene. Both Life Flight and EMS later commended Deputy Stapler’s actions, stating that the application of the tourniquet was critical to the survival of the victim.
Piedmont Newnan is honored to present Deputy Stapler with Piedmont Newnan’s First Friday Hero award for going above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks to his quick response, a person’s life was saved that day.
Piedmont Newnan Hospital created the First Friday Hero program in April 2019, which is designed to recognize first responders on a monthly basis who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Their line of work is often a thankless job and we want to make the community aware of our local heroes and all they do to make Coweta County and our surrounding communities a better and safer place.