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In our community: Braselton awards police officers who rescued man, dogs from house fire
Braselton awards
The Braselton Town Council and mayor recently honored Sgt. Steven Folkers, Officer Josh Lindsay and Sgt. Christopher Earls with lifesaving awards. Pictured from left, are Councilwomen Becky Richardson and Peggy Slappey, Police Chief Terry Esco, Lindsay, Folkers, Mayor Bill Orr and Councilmen Tony Funari and Hardy Johnson.

Three Braselton police officers were honored with lifesaving awards by Police Chief Terry Esco at a recent mayor and council work session.

Sgt. Steven Folkers, Officer Josh Lindsay and Sgt. Christopher Earls entered a burning home in the Mulberry Park subdivision in May and rescued a sleeping homeowner and his dogs. With poor visibility due to heavy smoke, the house was cleared of occupants.

Presenting the awards, Braselton Mayor Bill Orr said, “We honor them for heroic actions which we deeply appreciate. In this instance of heroism, lives were saved because of the quick action and bravery of these outstanding officers.”

Folkers and Lindsay accepted the lifesaving certificates; Earls was unable to attend the ceremony.

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