FARMINGTON, KENTUCKY (NewsFirst) — Deputy’s Action at House Fire

On February 3, 2024 at approximately 3:40 PM, Sgt. Richard Edwards was on routine patrol in the Farmington area. While he was patrolling, he observed thick, black smoke coming from a home in the 7900 block of KY 1124, near the Calloway County Line. Sgt. Edwards approached the home and confirmed that the rear of the home was on fire. As he was approaching the home, a male ran out of the front door and told him other people were still in the home. Sgt. Edwards entered the home and assisted a female who was still in the home evacuate an infant child and the families’ dog. A short time after Sgt. Edwards and the family were out of the house, the fire spread, engulfing the home.

Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in this fire. The infant child was treated as a precaution for minor smoke inhalation at the scene.

We would like to commend Sgt. Edwards on his quick and selfless actions on Saturday, helping to rescue two victims from this house fire and the family pet. Excellent job Sgt. Edwards. We are all very proud to work alongside of you.

Sgt. Edwards was assisted at the scene by Deputy Ben Doran, Deputy Chad Hall, Mayfield / Graves County Fire and Rescue, Calloway County Fire and Rescue, Mayfield / Graves County EMS, the Red Cross and West KY RECC. Numerous neighbors, friends and family members also stepped into help this family during this tragedy.