- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A national law enforcement group has honored a Minnesota State Patrol trooper who saved a woman from a car trapped in floodwaters.

The National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund presented Trooper Brian Beuning with its Officer of the Month Award on Monday in St. Paul. Lt. Col. Matt Langer says Beuning acted “with courage and without fear” when he pulled Julisa Jones from the car through a window in June just seconds before the strong current swept the car into a flooded field. He held onto her for 45 minutes while waiting for help to arrive.

Beuning helped save a man who was sinking in a grain bin of corn in 2010. He received a State Patrol award for that rescue.

Jones says she wouldn’t be alive if not for Beuning.

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