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Officers honored for rescuing woman from her burning car

  • The Lewis & Clark Chapter of the Illinois Society of Sons of the American Revolution recently presented Law Enforcement Commendation medals to three officers for their role in rescuing a woman trapped in a burning car. Left to right are Deputy Jonathan Barbour, Steeleville Police Chief Jim Zidler, Sgt. Justin Baker, Lewis & Clark Chapter President Dan Crafton and Officer Chase Usher.

    The Lewis & Clark Chapter of the Illinois Society of Sons of the American Revolution recently presented Law Enforcement Commendation medals to three officers for their role in rescuing a woman trapped in a burning car. Left to right are Deputy Jonathan Barbour, Steeleville Police Chief Jim Zidler, Sgt. Justin Baker, Lewis & Clark Chapter President Dan Crafton and Officer Chase Usher.
    Courtesy of Lewis & Clark Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution

 
Submitted by Lewis and Clark Chapter of the Illinois Society of Sons of the American Revolution
updated: 11/23/2021 3:17 PM

The Lewis and Clark Chapter of the Illinois Society of Sons of the American Revolution recently presented Law Enforcement Commendation medals and certificates to a Randolph County deputy sheriff and two Steeleville police officers.

The chapter presented the awards to Deputy Jonathan Barbour, Sgt. Justin Baker and Officer Chase Usher for their roles in rescuing a woman trapped in a burning car after an accident on Rockcastle Road Jan. 21.

Presentation of Heroism awards to civilians Willis Keller, Zachary Kothe and Ethan Kothe is pending. The three men also assisted on that night.

Steeleville Police Chief Jim Zidler said the outcome of this accident would have been much different without the intervention of these six men. Sheriff Shannon Wolff previously commended them for their actions.

The Sons of the American Revolution is a national organization with state societies and local chapters. Its purposes are patriotic, historical and educational. For details, visit www.sar.org. Counties served by the Lewis & Clark chapter are St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Clinton and Jefferson.

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