A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy saved a woman’s life Wednesday evening. Sheriff Wayne Potter said Deputy Tony Taylor responded to a car crash with injuries along Highway 62 east of Wartburg.
Sheriff Potter said when Deputy Taylor arrived, he found a car submerged in a pond off the highway. Deputy Taylor jumped into the water and saved a woman inside the vehicle.
“In a world and atmosphere of negativity and interruptions, we have a responsibility and need to share the good works of our people when the opportunity arises. Although our duty demands it, we must praise it when it happens. We are proud of and appreciate Deputy Taylor and his quick actions to fulfill his duty as a sworn law enforcement officer, saving this woman’s life. I, along with this office and all of Morgan County citizens’ value and appreciate servants like Deputy Taylor and the acts of his dedicated service,” said Sheriff Potter.
The name of the woman rescued was not initially released.