For longtime lawman Dan Bender, a rescue becomes personal

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For longtime lawman Dan Bender, a rescue becomes personal

Sheriff’s spokesman finds himself on the other side of a familiar mission
A Flight For Life nurse tends to Joni Bender, who blacked out Tuesday while hiking above 12,000 feet in elevation on Engineer Mountain. Her hiking companions called for help. Her husband, Dan Bender, the spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, usually provides assistance to people who need rescuing, but this time he found himself on the other side of the situation – a worried family member needing help.
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For longtime lawman Dan Bender, a rescue becomes personal

A Flight For Life nurse tends to Joni Bender, who blacked out Tuesday while hiking above 12,000 feet in elevation on Engineer Mountain. Her hiking companions called for help. Her husband, Dan Bender, the spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, usually provides assistance to people who need rescuing, but this time he found himself on the other side of the situation – a worried family member needing help.
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