A Douglas County Sheriff's deputy who helped pull an injured man to safety at the scene of a deadly apartment fire has received statewide recognition for his actions.
Jay Armbrister is one of 56 police officers statewide who will be honored May 19 by the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police at an awards banquet in Wichita. Armbrister will receive the group's "Silver Award," given "for extraordinary action which directly contributed to the significant prolonging or actual saving of a life."
Armbrister helped pull an injured man from a smoke-filled stairwell on Oct. 7 at the scene of the fire at Boardwalk Apartments in the 500 block of Fireside Drive.
Earlier this year he received the sheriff's department's second-highest honor, the Medal of Bravery.