FARMINGTON — Two local police officers have been recognized for their roles in saving a Strong woman who was found facedown in a brook in July.
Police Chief Jack Peck announced October 29 that officers Michael Lyman and Jesse Clement received a Lifesaving Award for their actions.
At about 8 p.m. July 6, the officers, along with Sgt. Edward Hastings IV, worked with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Maine Warden Service, Maine State Police, Farmington Fire Rescue Department and Strong Fire Department to locate the woman who had been reported missing from her home, according to Peck.
She was reported to be depressed over the recent passing of a family member, Peck wrote.
“We all split up into teams of two and hunted for her,” Clement wrote in email Monday night. “We used thermal scopes and night vision but never found her. We searched the river nearby and the tall cornfields but no luck,” he said.
“Officer Lyman and I were headed back to the South Strong Road to regroup and then we heard a moaning coming from the brook. We ran toward the sound and found her,” Clement said. She was lying facedown in the mud and water.