- Associated Press - Friday, July 3, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont state trooper has been honored for saving an 82-year-old woman from her burning home.

Roberta Howard was trapped inside her Thetford home in February.

WCAX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1LHXQgO) Sgt. Lyle Decker crawled to where Howard was and pulled her to safety. Howard spent over a week in a coma, but recovered.

She thanked him for saving her at a statehouse ceremony Thursday.

A lifesaving award also was presented to Trooper Clark Lombardi.



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