Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Western Currency Facility, in Fort Worth, Texas, and reported that a vehicle had driven off the road and into a ditch near the facility. (The Bulletin Notes).
A concerned motorist stopped at the main gate of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Western Currency Facility, in Fort Worth, Texas, and reported that a vehicle had driven off the road and into a ditch near the facility. Someone was trapped inside the vehicle and was yelling for help. Lieutenant Thomas L. Klug and Officers Jerry L. Kiser and Edward L. Hoffpauir of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police Force responded to the scene of the accident. After arriving at the scene, Officer Hoffpauir alerted passing traffic of the accident and began monitoring and directing traffic. Lieutenant Klug and Officer Kiser found a vehicle partially submerged in the water-filled ditch. Ignoring the rushing water and heavy rain and disregarding their own safety, Lieutenant Klug and Officer Kiser entered the ditch in waist-high water and contacted the lone female occupant, who told them that she had injured her left leg and arm during the accident. She had difficulty moving and could not get out of the vehicle. To avo id aggravating the victim's injuries or hindering extraction efforts, Lieutenant KIug and Officer Kiser stayed at the vehicle with the victim and monitored the rising water until medical and emergency personnel arrived. Lieutenant KIug and Officers Kiser and Hoffpauir exhibited professionalism and courage in handling this incident and subsequently prevented the victim from drowning.