TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A Tippecanoe County Sheriff's deputy received the agency's top award for saving a child's life last year during a car crash.
Tuesday morning, Sheriff Tracy Brown awarded Deputy Randall Martin with the Medal of Valor.
Deputy Martin rescued a 7-month-old child who was trapped in a vehicle in a crash on U.S. 231 last June.
The baby's father says he's overwhelmed with joy for what Deputy Randall has brought to his life.
"I appreciate him every day," Shawn Davis said. "Almost every time I look at Titus there's that thought in the back of my mind that there was a possibility that he could have not been here if it hadn't been for Martin.
"It's what's in my heart. This is what I get up every day to do, is to help people regardless of what they need or how they need it," Martin said. "It's my way of giving back to the things that are given to me as a child."
The child's mother, Kelly Davis of Lafayette, died in the crash.
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