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Campbell Co. Man Honored as Hero for Responding to Deadly Crash

There was praise for Louis Sharold at the Campbell County Fiscal Court on Wednesday.

Sharold helped save a Rumpke driver from a burning vehicle after a fiery crash in the southern part of the county back in April.

According to the Campbell County Police Department, officers and the Southern Campbell Fire District responded to the southbound lanes of U.S. 27 at the intersection with KY 154. The occupant of the pickup truck appeared to have traveled northbound in the southbound lanes. It collided with the Rumpke truck and burst into flames.

The pickup driver was killed.

On Wednesday, Campbell County Police Chief Craig Sorell and Rumpke director of safety Mike Puckett thanked Sharold for his heroism and gave him a commemorative plaque. 

"He represents everything good about Campbell County," Puckett said of Sharold. "When I heard it was a resident of Campbell County, I wasn't shocked."

Rumpke also made a $1,000 donation to the Special Olympics in Sharold's honor. The organization is special to the Alexandria man.

"It was a horrific crash," Sorrell said. "(Sharold) happened to be driving by and extracted the Rumpke driver from the truck. All the while, the flames were going."

"I'm glad I was there," Sharold said. "I just happened to be there."

-Staff report

Photo: Louis Sharold (RCN)