Winamac Officer Commended for Saving a Life

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A Winamac police officer was commended during the Winamac Town Board meeting for saving the life of a resident.

Winamac Town Manager Jim Conner said Police Chief Michael Buchanan gave officer Mark Hoffman a Meritorious Service Award for his actions while on duty.

“When he was on patrol back on Feb. 13, he spotted a vehicle on fire. Upon further investigation, there was somebody unconscious inside. He had to go around to the passenger side to get into the vehicle and get her out of it before it became fully engulfed. Through his actions, he saved a life here in Winamac, Indiana.”

The Winamac Town Board members thanked officer Hoffman for his quick actions.

Hoffman saved 47-year-old Tracy Redelman, of Winamac who did not complain of any injuries at the time of the accident but was treated at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.