Hamilton County Deputies awarded Medal of Honor for saving resident during house fire

Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 12:32 PM EST
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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA) - Two Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputies were awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday after video shows them saving someone from a burning home in early December.

The department says Deputies Austin Rumer and Michael Foote were dispatched to a rural house fire on Dec. 7, 2022. When they arrived to the scene, they say they saw a large fire coming from the second floor of the home.

The deputies say residents of the home who were standing outside said there was someone else inside the burning home. Officers went inside and found that person on the floor upstairs and were able to safely get them out of the home. No serious injuries were reported.

Hamilton County Deputies Austin Rumer and Michael Foote awarded the Medal of Honor.
Hamilton County Deputies Austin Rumer and Michael Foote awarded the Medal of Honor.(Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Indiana)