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Pope County Heroes Honored for going “Above and Beyond” the Call of Duty


Pope County Heroes were recognized last week for going above and beyond the call of duty during a house fire. According to the Pope County Sheriff’s Office, “Last week, Deputy Brody Merrill, Deputy Joshua Owen, Officer Cody Rupert and EMS Director Greg Meyers for their heroic, life saving actions during a house fire on November 25, 2022 in Glenwood.  Deputy Merrill and Officer Rupert entered a burning house, without regard for their own safety in dangerous conditions, and pulled an individual to safety; saving his life.  Deputy Owen and EMS Director Meyer arrived on scene, and began immediate patient care.  They maintained their calm and provided professional care to not only the individual who was removed from the house fire but also their distressed colleagues.  For those actions, the Glenwood Police Department awarded Deputy Merrill and Officer Rupert the “Life Saving” award and Deputy Owen and EMS Director Meyers the “Distinguished Service” award.”

Well deserved and thank you for serving our communities to keep us safe!