Medics honored for saving THP Sgt. in nick of time

Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Lowell Russell was spared a fiery death


By Robert L Wilson
Knoxville News Sentinel

ATHENS, Tenn. — A whole series of occurrences had to line up just right to place Freddie Leslie and Kristi Graham in the right location to save a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper from a fiery death.

But they did line up, which Leslie, a paramedic and a lay minister at Freedom Baptist Church in Turtletown, Tenn., attributed to a heavenly plan beyond human comprehension.

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