Thank You To The Deputies Who Put Their Own Lives On The Line To Save Others

Friday, July 28, 2017

A few nights ago, a woman wrecked her vehicle because it left the roadway and struck a pole. A citizen called the Sheriff’s Department dispatcher and told them flames were coming out from underneath the vehicle.

Shortly after being dispatched, Deputy Yeargan and Deputy Smith responded to the scene, where they saw a woman in the driver’s seat as flames were coming from the vehicle. Deputy Smith tried to put the fire out as Deputy Yeargan attempted to get the woman out of the vehicle by giving her verbal commands.

However, the woman would not corporate to save her life. Deputy Yeargan broke the window of the vehicle and cut the seat belt off of the woman.  As Deputy Yeargan pulled the woman from the car, and their supervisor yelled for them to get back because the vehicle appeared to be about to explode, the vehicle rapidly engulfed in flames where the woman once was “trapped”.

This incident was close to being news worthy, but instead, all lives were spared thanks to a couple of deputies, as some may say, “just doing their job.”

With all of this being said, I would like to thank the deputies and officers that protect our community.  Especially to my husband, thank you for coming home to us.

Amanda Yeargan

Pikeville, Tn.



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