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Hero: State Trooper honored for saving woman's life during bitter cold

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Tpr. Brandon M. Miller (Source: Ohio Highway Patrol) Tpr. Brandon M. Miller (Source: Ohio Highway Patrol)
ASHTABULA, OH (WOIO) -

A State Trooper with the Ashtabula Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol received top honors for helping save the life of a driver who walked away from her car during an arctic assault.

Tpr. Brandon M. Miller was presented with a Certificate of Recognition.

Around 4:30 a.m. on February 4, Tpr. Miller was patrolling I-90 in Ashtabula County when he saw a vehicle parked in between the I-90 and State Route 534 exit ramp. After approaching the vehicle, he noticed it was still running and unoccupied. Tpr. Miller discovered one set of footprints walking away from the vehicle and he followed them in an attempt to locate the driver because it was bitterly cold.

More than 250 feet away, Tpr. Miller discovered a woman face down in the snow. He immediately called for EMS to respond and began to provide first aid and flagged down passersby to ask for blankets and warm clothing. While waiting for emergency medical personnel, Tpr. Miller removed her wet and frozen clothing and wrapped her in his winter jacket and blankets that were provided by the passersby.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene, and transported the victim to Metro for treatment.

Tpr. Miller joined the Patrol in September 2011 as a member of the 151st Academy Class. He received his commission in February of the following year and was assigned to the Ashtabula Post.

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