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Greenfield patrolman honored for life-saving effort

A Greenfield police officer was honored for saving a woman from a burning car in September.


Patrolman Blake Crull received the city's Lifesaving Award and the Medal of Valor during a City Council Meeting.


While patrolling Sept. 9, Crull came upon a two-car crash. One car was upside-down and on fire. Crull approached the car and heard someone inside. He freed Heather Fischer from the car and made sure she got help.


Fischer and her family attended the event.


"This is about coming together as a community and recognizing what this incredible man did for me. I definitely wouldn't be here if he wouldn't have been where he was at the time and been brave enough to actually risk his life. A burning car...a lot of people don't just run right up and do that," Fischer told WISH-TV.


The Lifesaving Award is given to officers who quickly save a life in the line of duty with disregard for personal safety. The Medal of Valor is awarded to police officers for outstanding acts of heroism and bravery.