ALE Agent Receives Heroism Award For Saving Man's Life

An Alcohol Law Enforcement agent from Eastern Carolina has been given the department's highest award for bravery.

Adam Boyd, who is an agent based in Beaufort County, received the Crime Control & Public Safety Heroism Award for saving the life of a suicidal man.

Crime Control says after a high-speed chase on November 16th, Boyd and a state trooper approached the stopped vehicle and saw the man cut his throat with a box cutter. Boyd used the trooper's baton to break out a window and then knocked the box cutter out of the man's hand. He then applied towels to the man's throat, while also physically restraining him until an ambulance arrived.

"If it had not been for Special Agent Boyd's life-saving actions and dedication to duty, this man would not have survived this incident," Secretary Ruben Young said.

Three other agents from other parts of the state were also recognized for their service.


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  • by Come ON!!! Location: Seriously on Feb 3, 2010 at 01:14 AM
    I thought he saved someone who wanted to LIVE! Nice job, I guess. Did he save the box cutter too?
  • by Joe on Jan 29, 2010 at 03:15 AM
    Way to go Adam.
  • by LEO Location: Pitt County on Jan 28, 2010 at 07:01 PM
    Good job Adam! We all know that you don't care much for these kudos, but we're going to give them anyway. Glad to know such a fine officer has my back.
  • by V7 Location: PC on Jan 28, 2010 at 03:56 PM
    Congrats Adam!!!
  • by Shannon Location: Washington on Jan 28, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    To Beau Daniels: tell the truth, you are your own hero. Anyone that knows you knows that fact. Your day will come. Let's see how you handle it.
  • by gee Location: greenville on Jan 28, 2010 at 01:10 PM
    As citizens we need to remember that Mr. Boyd is representative of most law enforcement officers and the Pollard woman is atypical. Good work Officer Boyd and "pats on the back" to all other deserving officers. Thanks for your service!
  • by joe stroud Location: morehead on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    Kudos job well done
  • by Tyrrell County Sheriff Location: Columbia on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:12 PM
    Agent Boyd is an outstanding law enforcement officer. Agent Boyd is the example of what law enforcement officers should be.
  • by Tonya Location: Washington on Jan 28, 2010 at 10:50 AM
    Congradulations Adam on your heroic efforts. Keep up the good work!
  • by Allie on Jan 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM
    Congrats Adam. I heard about the story from another ALE agent who described how bad the situation was. Congrats on a job well done.... not only for your work as an officer but also for your heroism! I am sure that this incident will last in your mind forever.
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