Deputies recognized for life-saving efforts in home fire

Two Bartholomew County deputies are being recognized for their life-saving actions to rescue a man from a burning home in Elizabethtown two months ago.

The Elizabethtown Volunteer Fire Department recognized deputies Andrew Dougan and Robert A. Cooper last night according to the sheriff’s department.

The deputies crawled along the floor through heavy smoke to pull the man from the burning home on November 6th. Sheriff Matt Myers said that the department and the community are fortunate to have both men working to protect and serve the residents. He said the two reflected the highest standards of excellence in public safety.