Tenn. cops pull trooper from burning car, honored

Two Knoxville patrolmen and paramedics who were in the area freed a trooper from his wrecked cruiser in March


Knoxville News-Sentinel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Knoxville Police Department officers Andrew Keith and Steve Taylor both were honored with KPD's Medal of Merit today for their lifesaving actions to rescue a state trooper at the scene of a fiery crash in March.

Both officers happened to be nearby and responded within seconds when Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Lowell Russell was struck by a tractor-trailer while parked in his cruiser on the shoulder of Interstate 40 in the early hours of March 13.

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