Boonville first responders honored after saving man from lake

Boonville first responders honored after saving man from lake
Updated: Jul. 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM CDT
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BOONVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The city recognized a group of police officers and firefighters on Wednesday.

Family members and city leaders gathered to recognize outstanding acts of service. They honored three police officers, who saved a man after he fell into a lake earlier this summer.

[Boonville officers save man from possibly drowning in lake]

Officer Casey Miller says she asked dispatchers to call for a rescue boat, but Officer Trevor Winters knew there wasn’t enough time.

He and Miller jumped in the water and got the man to safety.

The Boonville Police Chief says they wanted to showcase the officers and firefighters to the community so they can see whose protecting them.

“They’ve always done these types of acts, but now we just feel that we need to let the public know that these are they type of people that are protecting them in our community,” explained Boonville Chief of Police Daryl Saltzman.

A third officer, Logan O’Bryan, was also there the night of the rescue. He was in training at the time, but was still honored.

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