A Miller County Sheriff’s deputy is being recognized for saving a life in the Lake Area.

Sheriff Louie Gregorie says Deputy Andrew Wickham was driving near Tuscumbia on July 25th when he noticed a house engulfed in flames.

The off-duty officer quickly entered the house and found resident Dr. Paul Howard sitting in his chair.

He was able to get Dr. Howard out of the home and call for additional help.

It’s unknown why Dr. Howard was unaware of the fire or if he was having a medical issue at the time.


From the Sheriff’s Facebook Page:

Sheriff Gregoire would like to recognize Deputy Andrew Wickham for his dedicated service above and beyond. On Saturday July 25th, while enjoying his day off Deputy Wickham drove by a house in Tuscumbia and observed that it was engulfed in flames. Deputy Wickham quickly went to the house and attempted to make contact with the resident. Deputy Wickham was unable to get anyone to answer the door and forcibly entered the house and found Dr. Paul Howard sitting in a chair. Deputy Wickham got Dr. Howard out of the house and called for help. Without Deputy Wickham’s quick action, we may have lost an important member of our community. Thank you Andy for always putting others first and being committed to excellence.