EnCon officer honored for saving Carmel man

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CARMEL – State Environmental Conservation Officer Daniel Franz has been honored for his bravery and quick action that saved two lives. 

Officer Franz responded to a serious motor vehicle accident on April 22 in the Town of Carmel, where a man and his dog were trapped inside a vehicle hanging off an embankment. 

Franz made a split-second decision to place the safety of another before his own and pulled the man and his dog out of the car seconds before it burst into flame. 

In recognition of this selfless and courageous service, DEC Commissioner Seggos presented Officer Franz with the Commissioner’s Meritorious Service Award, DEC’s highest recognition.