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"I was amazed I wanna bake this guy a cake or something," said Sims.
Officer Paugh was the first emergency responder on the scene Tuesday morning when her neighbor Janie Inman's home caught fire.
The Clarksville Officer kicked in the door and immediately noticed a woman on the floor.
"Her legs were slightly moving so I knew she was alive. At that point we had to get her out as quick as possible," said Paugh.
Firefighters were still on the way so Officer Paugh crawled through the thick smoke alone and pulled Inman to safety.
"If I hadn't done it I'm sure any other officer or first responder who got here before me would've done the same thing I have," said Paugh.
As it turns out, Paugh has a pretty good reason to say that.
Monday several of his fellow Clarksville officers pulled a man to safety through a window in a housefire on Cave Street.
"I'm proud of the officers, the reaction in both circumstances," said Police Chief Al Ansley.
A quick reaction some say saved Inman's life.
Firefighters were able to limit the damage to her home but Sims says they may not have arrived quickly enough to save her.
"The doctors told her daughter if she'd been in that house a few more minutes she'd be dead. There's no way she would have survived," said Sims.
Wednesday, February 6 2013, 11:53 PM CST
Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast
May 17, 2013 23:53 GMT
FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky veteran who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan has died in an explosion in Kabul that killed at least 15 people including six Americans.
The father of 26-year-old Michael Robert Bradford of Fort Thomas said his son was smart, good in different sports and about to become a father.
Gary "Moose" Bradford, also of Fort Thomas, told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/12i0nVO ) he found about his son's death from Michael Bradford's wife, Sasha, on Thursday afternoon. He said he was in total disbelief.
The couple's first child is due in a few weeks.
Two American soldiers were killed along with four American civilian contractors with DynCorp International, based in Falls Church, Va.
Other survivors include his mother, Linda Bradford of Johnson City, Tenn.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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