Four Montgomery policemen were among the honorees at the Minnesota State Patrol annual awards ceremony Monday at Royal Cliff Banquet Center in Eagan.
Each year the patrol honors residents, troopers and other public servants who performed life-saving acts or excelled in a crisis to ensure safer Minnesota roads.
The awards and their recipients include four members of the Montgomery police force for their action at a crash scene. Montgomery Police Dept. Sgt. Pete Bulger, officers Pat Nelson, Drew Van Guilder and reserve officer Troy Huber were at the site of a fatal SUV-automobile crash that killed four people and seriously injured a fifth person. The sole survivor in the car became trapped when the SUV rolled into it. The SUV caught fire during the accident. The policemen used their squads to push the car away from SUV so the injured victim could be safely extricated.
Four Le Sueur County residents died in the September head-on collision on Lexington Road west of Montgomery.