Sara­sota County Sher­iff Tom Knight recently pre­sented the Life Sav­ing Award to eight agency mem­bers for their hero­ics dur­ing two dif­fer­ent inci­dents this spring. Sgt. Brigit Leonard and deputies Patrick Schurr, Jason Smith, Daniel Lev­anti, Jack Gur­ney and Stacey Eve were rec­og­nized for sav­ing a Sara­sota woman who was trapped under a vehi­cle in April. Deputy John Blom­gren and Deputy Shan­dra Polyn­ice were rec­og­nized for res­cu­ing and reviv­ing a woman who was found uncon­scious in a pool at her Sara­sota home in May.