Constable receives award for saving man from fire

Published 5:20 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Boyle County Constable Buck Sawyer was honored with a distinguished service award from the fiscal court Tuesday.

In July, Sawyer rushed into a burning home to wake the homeowner and get him out to safety.

“We was asleep on the couch. I woke him up. He jumped up and said, ‘What’s that smell?’ I said, ‘Your house is on fire, we’ve got to get out,'” Sawyer said in July. “… I was just doing my job.”

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Boyle County Judge-Executive Howard Hunt and magistrates Tom Ellis and Phil Sammons presented Sawyer with the award for his actions Tuesday morning.

It was noted it wasn’t the first time Sawyer had helped save someone’s life.

Joyce Zinner attended the meeting and said, “Four years ago, he basically saved me in a car accident. So I’m here to thank him for that also.”

“For the second time in his career as Boyle County constable from District 1, Buck Sawyer distinguished himself by saving a gentleman from a burning house fire,” Hunt said, reading from the award. “… Sawyer has performed diligent, loyal, outstanding service to the citizens of Boyle County. Therefore it is the recommendation of the Boyle County Fiscal Court that he be granted this distinguished service award.”