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Ben Ellis Earns Citizens Appreciation Award For Helping Find Missing Person
Updated July 11, 2015 8:58 PM
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(BEDFORD) - Thursday, Sheriff Branham presented Ben Ellis with a "Citizens Appreciation Award" for helping locate his missing neighbor.

According to Sheriff Branham, the elderly neighbor became disoriented on May 28 and became lost in the woods.

Emergency personnel rushed to the scene, but Ellis had began his own search and found the man.

"Because of his fast action and willingness to help others, he was instrumental in returning his neighbor to a safe environment and his actions are most certainly worthy of commendation," Branham says.

Sheriff Branham also presented Ben with a department challenge coin for his efforts.

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