(Audio) Lexington, NE – The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office awarded Deputy Aaron Pelzer for his actions and bravery in responding to a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, July 9, south of Cozad.
Sheriff Ken Moody says Deputy Pelzer went above the call of duty…
Deputy Pelzer assisted two women in a flooded ditch 10 miles south of Cozad when their vehicle hit flood water crossing the road and flipped, landing upside down.
The 26-year-old female passenger was able to escape, but the driver, her mother, 46-year-old Shelly Masoner, of Eustis was trapped inside the 2006 Chevy Sedan.
With Deputy Pelzer’s quick thinking and bravery, he was able to remove Masoner from the flipped, water-filled vehicle. She and her daughter were transported to Cozad Community Hospital, but the 46-year-old died the next day.
Deputy Pelzer was honored for his bravery in a tragic situation.