Cops, firefighters honor ‘hero’ FedEx driver |

Cops, firefighters honor ‘hero’ FedEx driver

Amy Stapleton-Horn and her rescuer. Scott Teuscher, didn't say a word during the ceremony honoring Teuscher at Saturday's Red Light Ball.

But their wide grins spoke for them, as Teuscher presented the petite Grass Valley woman with a spray of red roses and, in turn was presented with a Public Safety Commitment Award by Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal and Grass Valley Fire Chief Tony Clarabut.

"I gotta say, this man's a true hero," Royal said before handing Teuscher the plaque.

The Federal Express driver pulled Stapleton-Horn from her burning car after she crashed into a big rig on Highway 20 on July 12, 2012.

He was honored for his actions by the Nevada County Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Council at its annual Red Light Ball, which serves as one of the council's principal fundraisers for the year.

Approximately 500 people turned out for the ball, which was held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and featured music from Rocky & The Revellettes.

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The ball, which celebrated its 14th year has helped raised an estimated $650,000 to purchase much-needed police and firefighting equipment for area agencies,

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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