His nomination letter that was submitted can be read below.
Dear 100 Club,
I submit Deputy Caleb Loftis for the 100 Club Officer of the Year. Deputy Loftis began his career at the N.C.S.O. on May 11, 2011 as a Detention officer before transferring to the patrol division on June 1, 2012. Deputy Loftis is a young energetic, hard-working, and effective Deputy who is a departmental field training officer (FTO) who is tasked with the responsibility of training new patrol deputies at the N.C.S.O. I believe that once you review this submission letter you will find he is not only a tribute to the N.C.S.O. but to the law enforcement profession as a whole and most deserving of this award.
On 1/23/15 at approximately 1237 hours, dispatch advised of a burglary in progress at 327 Birdwell in Angus. Dispatch advised that the suspect vehicle was a green minivan.
Deputy Loftis was traveling south on IH-45 and observed a green Chrysler minivan traveling north on the west IH-45 service road. Deputy Loftis observed an unknown large item in the rear cargo area of the minivan and believed the van to be the suspect vehicle.
Deputy Loftis turned around on the vehicle activating his emergency lights and siren and the suspect vehicle fled at speeds in excess of 100 mph. Deputy Loftis continued pursuing the vehicle and observed the suspect vehicle on more than one occasion driving on the wrong side of the road as they neared the city limits of Corsicana. Due to the extreme danger of the high speed pursuit and the potential danger to the civilian public being created by the suspects erratic driving Deputy Loftis began to disengage the pursuit and radioed his position to converging units. Deputy Loftis observed a minor traffic collision near the intersection of South 7th & East 12th in Corsicana and then the suspect vehicle then lost control of his vehicle and overturned onto the overpass on South 7th. Deputy Loftis approached the vehicle with weapon drawn and prepared to affect an arrest on the Felony suspects when he observed that the driver appeared to be badly injured and bleeding from his head and blood was squirting from a cut on his left arm. Deputy Loftis immediately holstered his duty weapon and transitioned from law enforcement officer to life saver by removing the suspect from the vehicle and applying direct pressure to the arterial wound that was bleeding profusely. An off duty nurse later arrived at the scene and assisted with applying a tourniquet on the suspects injured arm. The suspect was transported from the scene by air ambulance to a Dallas area hospital for treatment. Deputy Loftis was later advised by medical personnel that he had saved the suspects life as the suspect would have most likely bled to death if not for Deputy Loftis swift decision to apply pressure to the wound in an attempt to stop the bleeding. Three days later during an interview with NCSO detectives at the Lew Sterrett Jail in Dallas the suspect ask the detectives to thank the Deputy for saving his life.
Navarro County Sheriff