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Douglas County deputy to receive state honor

April 19, 2006

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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.

Comments

NotASquishHead 9 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations Deputy! Anyone heard about any LPD officers being awarded for their bravery during the fire? It's been 6 months, kind of thought I would have heard something by now. All of the news articles after the fire kept referring to LPD officers saving lives as well.

Thanks for all of your work Deputies and Officers!

CommonSense4All 9 years, 3 months ago

Sadly, this story doesn't begin to tell everything this deputy did. He is a hero in every sense of the word.

KSFINEST, you have no idea what you are talking about. try looking at: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/jan...

Nice work Deputy!

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