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Amarillo Police Officers join a select group

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - Two Amarillo Police officers can now call themselves part of a select few... Those that have been given the Medal of Valor.

Corporal Paul Ware and Officer Justin Graham are being honored for their heroic acts in a Downtown Amarillo apartment fire.

The two ran into the burning building and pulled out an elderly woman who was trapped inside. Cpl. Ware says, "The fire department wasn't there yet. There were a lot of people standing outside. You could see the smoke rolling out. Several people were standing there, waving their hands and pointing saying there's an old lady in there." 

The Medal of Valor has only been given to ten officers in the Amarillo Police Department.

The elderly woman died from smoke inhalation and severe burns a few days later.

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