Five Bedford Police officers given life-saving award Monday afternoon

BEDFORD – Five Bedford Police officers were given a Life-Saving Award Monday afternoon for their efforts in saving 17-year old Maddie Lynch who was involved in a car accident on a snowy January afternoon this year.

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From left to right – Captain Jesse Crane, Officer Kody Emmons, Sgt. Blake Wade, and Major, Jeremy Bridges, not pictured Officer Clint Swanson who was not able to attend.

Bedford Police Major Jeremy Bridges, Captain Jesse Crane, Sgt. Blake Wade, and officers Kody Emmons, and Clint Swanson were honored during the Bedford Board of Works meeting for their efforts in saving Lynch’s life.

Captain Jesse Crane receives a Life-Saving award from Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore

Two vehicles collided during inclement weather on State Road 58. Lynch was seriously injured. Bedford Police officers learned that the closest ambulance would be coming from Bloomington so officers loaded Lynch in their police car and rushed her to the hospital.

Bedford Police officer Kody Emmons receives a Life-Saving Award from Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore

“I know that these officers, were responsible for saving her life,” said Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore during the presentation.

Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore comments
Sgt. Blake Wade receives a Life-Saving award from Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore

Four of the officers were presented the award, Officer Clint Swanson was not able to attend the presentation.

Major Jeremy Bridges receives a Life-Saving award from Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore

“Thank you all for a job well done. The city greatly appreciates all you do for our community,” said Bedford Mayor Sam Craig.

Bedford Police Officer Clint Swanson was not able to attend during Monday’s Bedford Board of Works meeting
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