LAS CRUCES — A corrections officer at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility will be honored with a medal of valor for his off-duty actions.
The state Corrections Department says Sgt. Mitchell Lamb will receive the medal during a ceremony on Monday. It's the department's second highest honor.
The department says that on Dec. 21, Lamb rushed to a neighbor's home where a toddler was accidentally hit by the family car. The toddler was seriously injured and Lamb was able to stabilize the boy until paramedics arrived.
Officials say the boy is recovering.
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Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel and Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility Warden Steve Nance will be among the officials on hand for the medal ceremony.