Deputy Dale Wyman Hardeman Co. Sheriff's Dept.


Paralyzed Sheriff's Deputy Named Person of the Year

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

MIDDLETON, Tenn.- The Hardeman County deputy, who was paralyzed after an on-duty wreck last summer got quite of a surprise and WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News was there for it.

Deputy Dale Wyman , a five-year veteran of the Hardeman County Sheriff's Department was awarded the Bulletin-Times Newspaper's Person of the Year Award.

Wyman was paralyzed from the chest down last August after he crashed into a car he was was going to assist on Highway 100. He spent countless months hospitalized in Memphis and Atlanta.

Now back home, his recovery has recovery has inspired many throughout the area.

"I'm overwhelmed that they would do this for me, cause I was just doing my job, and there's probably a lot more rewarding people than me. I don't know what to say just, Thank You," said Deputy Dale Wyman, the Hardeman County Person of the Year.

So many members of the media were able to visit the Wyman's home, Monday without him getting suspicious. He thought the media were coming over to do a story on his rehab.


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