Deputy Emily Zielewicz

Nominee Name

Emily Zielewicz

Please tell this officer’s story of how they saved a life or showed exemplary service in the field. Including why this officer should receive a RISE Award.

Deputy Zielewicz responded to call involving a subject who was acting bizarre. When she arrived on scene she interacted with the subject and he told her he was going to kill her. He fled on foot into a residence and emerged with a rifle. Deputy Zielewicz and other law enforcement on scene set up a perimeter to contain the subject. A short time later a NYS trooper was shot in the hip. Deputy Zielewicz responded to the Trooper's location and applied a tourniquet. Additional law enforcement arrived on scene and loaded the injured Trooper into Deputy Zielewicz's patrol car. Deputy Zielewicz drove the Trooper away from the scene and met up with emergency medical personnel several miles away where they rendered aid to the injured Trooper.