Sheriff's Deputy Is Honored

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

An eastern Kentucky sheriff's deputy was honored as a hero for actions the Johnson County Sheriff says helped save a man's life.

It's a day Johnson County Emergency Responders say they will never forget.

Sheriff Bill Witten says they could have seen a greater loss if not for Deputy James Preston's quick thinking.

The sheriff honored Preston with a medal heroism for saving another man responding to the accident.

On January 22nd, Preston pulled Paintsville EMS worker Brian Moore by the belt to avoid a coal truck that slid off the road killing fellow paramedic Christa Burchett and Erica Brown.

Preston was also awarded a plaque for his heroism from the Paintsville Fire Department.


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