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Sheriff's Office honors deputies and civilians

Monroe County, N.Y. - From the deputy who saved a womans life at a stop light, to the deputies who stopped a jail inmate from taking his own life, to the deputy/firefighter who rescued a baby from a house fire, there are so many stories of heroism and bravery.

The Monroe County Sheriffs Office honored 26 people for their service and lifesaving acts. They included several deputies and some civilians.

Deputy Jason Elliotto was recognized with high honors for saving seven-month-old Mara Ogg from a house fire back in January in Chili.

Elliotto is also a Chili firefighter. He entered the burning home and felt something on the floor. Even though there was thick smoke, he located the baby and carried her to safety.

He said it was pure luck that helped him find Mara Ogg. He knew he had to get her outside quickly because he didnt know whether she was breathing.

Mara suffered burns and smoke inhalation but survived, along with other family members.

Also recognized for that same fire, mail carrier Barbara Langdon. She discovered the fire while delivering mail and helped rescue Maras grandmother, Judy Ogg from the fire.

Many civilians were also honored including, Samantha Elliott, who saved a womans life at the Delmonte Lodge back in May.

Patrice Walsh, 13WHAM-TV
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