Lincoln Co. deputy honored for actions during gas explosion

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lincoln County deputy is honored for his actions during the gas explosion over a month ago.

Deputy Colby Reik is credited with pulling an elderly couple from their home that caught fire during that explosion.

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Reik suffered burns while rescuing the couple.

Thursday night he was awarded the medal of honor by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association for saving their lives.