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Deputy honored for his heroism

Monday, June 24, 2013

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Scott County sheriff's deputy Justin Wooten of Chaffee was recognized Monday for his heroic actions during the May 25 train collision in the Chaffee-Rockview area in Scott County.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
BENTON -- A Scott County sheriff's deputy was acknowledged Monday for his heroism after saving crew members from a burning train last month.

Justin Wooten of Chaffee received a plaque from Union Pacific Railroad and a second plaque from Scott County for pulling two Union Pacific employees out of a wrecked engine following the May 25 cargo train collision in the Chaffee-Rockview area in Scott County. The engine was lodged next to the train's second engine, which began burning after the crash.

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