6/12/2014 4:35 PM
by Stuart Hammer
BECKLEY – A Raleigh County police officer gets recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Corporal Jeremy Young with Beckley PD is awarded by Crime Stoppers for going the extra mile.
Last October, Cpl. Young responded to an accident in Raleigh County where a man had rolled his truck down a steep hill. He climbed down to rescue the victim and stayed with him until fire and EMS arrived.
Emergency responders had to rappel down it was so steep. Young appreciates the thanks, but says it's just another day on the job.
“I told them they'd probably be hard-pressed to find (any) officer in Beckley that wouldn't do the same. It's kind of just part of the job.”
Crime Stoppers awards law enforcement officers several times throughout the year.