Brazos Valley Emergency Responders Honored

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Several area emergency responders have been honored for their heroic efforts. Thursday, each received awards at the 100 Club Incorporated's Heroes Award Program.

Bryan Police Sergeant Jeff Peters was honored for saving a man from a burning vehicle. Peters who was off-duty witnessed flames coming from a partially flipped vehicle that had gone off the road and had hit a tree. The driver appeared to be seriously injured and was pinned in the vehicle by a tree limb which fell after impact.

Sgt. Peters was able to free the pinned driver and carry him to safety. The driver was airlifted to safety but several days later died because of his injuries.

Peters' was awarded for his heroic rescue and selfless actions that displayed great courage without regard for his own safety.

Navasota volunteer fireman Lace Hall was named Thursday as one of the the 2007 Firemen Of The Year. Hall is joined by three College Station firefighters.

Lieutenant Jeff Kuykendall, Lieutenant Robert Mumford and Firefighter Grant McKay were recognized for their life saving efforts at a duplex fire in March 2006.

Lieutenants Kuykendall and Mumford and Firefighter McKay found the lone occupant unconscious in a bedroom. The resident was rescued from the home and taken to College Station Medical Center where he fully recovered.

The 100 Club honors outstanding officers and firefighters in an 18 county coverage area at an Annual Heroes Awards program that is held in May of each year.

Nominations may be made for exceptional achievement in any police or firefighting endeavor, including, but not limited to, extraordinary valor, crime prevention, investigative activity, community relations, juvenile programs, drug prevention and control, training programs, traffic safety and innovative approaches to public service.