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Deputy A.J. Lewis, who has been with the Nelson County Sheriff's Office for two years, is being called a hero after carrying a New Haven woman out of her smoke-filled apartment early Sunday morning.
Nelson deputy rescues woman from smoke-filled apartment

A Nelson County Deputy Sheriff is being regarded as a hero after he carried a woman on his shoulder out of a smoke-filled building Sunday morning.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy A. J. Lewis responded to the New Haven Green’s Apartment complex on 5th Street in New Haven just after 2 a.m. Sunday, April 12, to check on a female resident. A neighbor, Johnny Bailey, called 911 when he heard a fire alarm in the woman’s apartment. Lewis said Bailey advised him the woman had been in the apartment for about an hour.