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Troopers recognized as heroes

Quitman - Two state troopers are recognized as heroes.

The Brooks County Sheriff's Department named Jamie Sullivan and Kevin Coalson its "Officers of the Year" Friday.

Last March, the troopers used the G.S.P. helicopter to help rescue an elderly woman who had wandered away from the Fellowship Home near Quitman. They found her lying in a field in a bed of ants. She was treated for infection and is doing fine.

"The fact that we had to land that night and I actually had to pick up that lady and carry her to the helicopter, I'm so pleased that the people of Brooks County gave this award to me," said Sullivan.

"To know that the Lord put me somewhere to be able to find this lady before she possibly died, there's no way to express my appreciation," said Coalson.

posted by ashley.harper@walb.com