Three from UB recognized as heroes

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Two UB police officers and a faculty member were among 10 individuals honored by the 100 Club of Buffalo at its annual Hero Awards Dinner on Feb. 26.

Officer Jon Fletcher and Officer Sean Ford were recognized for their efforts last spring in rescuing a man and his daughter, who had ventured into Lake LaSalle to save their struggling dog.

Dietrich Jehle, professor of emergency medicine, was recognized for helping to free a 6-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy from a burning car following an eight-car accident on the Niagara Thruway in September. Click here to read a UB Reporter story about Jehle.

Among the other honorees were Buffalo firefighters Lt. Charles “Chip” McCarthy and Firefighter Jonathan Croom, who died last August while fighting a fire in a Buffalo deli.

Read more here.


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