State Sheriffs' Association Recognizes Courageous,12-year-old Vernonia Boy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 23:06

Vernonia's Seth Cutright, the 12-year-old boy who rescued his grandmother from their burning home in October was recognized tonight by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association for his heroics and courage.

Approximately 300 attendees at the annual state sheriff's conference in Bend gave the boy a standing ovation as his story was read and he was given the sheriff's prestigious Life Saving award.

Seth and his family were in attendence, along with members of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office who were there for the annual Sheriff's conference and awards banquet. "We are proud of Seth and glad we could be here to help acknowledge his courageous act in saving his grandmother from their burning home this fall," said Sheriff Jeff Dickerson.

The boy still had a glove on his right hand to aid in the healing of burns he received while saving his grandmother's life.

The Sheriff's Office will also present Seth with its own life saving award at a later date.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 23:23