When I heard about this I had to blog it. It’s another heroic act by our hometown heroes. Keep up the good work. You do make a difference. Brian Benedict, ProtectorsLife.com
RUSH COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — The call went out a little before 10 p.m. Feb. 13: A house in rural Rush County was burning, and someone was trapped inside.
With no time to wait for volunteer firefighters and no fire training, a group of sheriff’s deputies and a good Samaritan rushed to save a 92-year-old woman.
“I’ve got to get there, that’s the only thing that crossed my mind,” said Sgt. Douglas Keith with the Rush County Sheriff’s Office. Keith was two miles away from the fire, which happened at 3852 N. County Road 700 East conducting a traffic stop and could see the flames. Then he heard the call over the radio.
When he got to the home, he said he saw a man staggering out. The man said his mother, 92-year-old Martha Tincher, was still inside. As Keith started preparing to go inside, a man on his way to work saw the flames and stopped to see if he could help. Wes Duvall said he lives about three miles away from the home.
“I asked [Sgt. Keith] what he needed help doing,” Duvall said.
Keith told Duvall he needed to break a window to get inside, so Duvall did.
Keith said he did not know where the woman was and he did not know the layout of the home. Smoke was everywhere and he could only see at the floor level.
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