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Shelby County firefighters recognized for heroic actions

Shelby County firefighters recognized for heroic actions
Shelby County firefighters recognized for heroic actions(Shelby County Fire Department)
Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 4:06 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Two Shelby County firefighters were honored Thursday morning for heroic actions earlier this year.

Lieutenant Adrian Flagg and firefighter/paramedic Quinton Johnson were both honored with the Three Stars of Tennessee Award from the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security and its commissioner, Jeff Long. The award was presented by Tennessee Senator Becky Massey and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.

In February of this year, Lieutenant Adrian Flagg and firefighter/paramedic Quinton Johnson were both dispatched to a sledding accident where a 17-year-old boy had been impaled by a tractor spike during a heavy snowstorm in Shelby County. The young man was rescued and has since made a full recovery.

Deputy Fire Chief Glen Kneeland submitted the two first responders, saying all participants involved in the rescue did an outstanding job to save a young man’s life.

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