Harris County Fire Marshal Awards Lifesaving Medals to Three Precinct 4 Constable Deputies

Pictured L to R: Chief Inspector Chad Shaw, Chief Deputy Laurie L. Christensen, Constable Mark Herman, Deputy James Martinez, Deputy Dexter Flores, Deputy Mateo Ordonez, Harris County Fire Marshal Mike Montgomery, Assistant Chief James Bolton, and Chief Investigator Dean Hensley.

Harris County – Today, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office presented lifesaving medals to three Precinct 4 Constable Deputies for their heroic actions during an apartment fire on Dec. 31, 2017 at the Monticello on Cranbrook Apartment Homes, in the 13900 block of Ella Blvd.

“Precinct 4 Deputy Dexter Flores, Deputy Mateo Ordonez, Deputy James Martinez, and Deputy arrived on scene at an apartment fire prior to the fire department and rescued a woman from the second floor balcony,” said Harris County Fire Marshal Mike Montgomery. “The quick thinking and heroic actions of these deputies saved a woman’s life. On behalf of the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, I am honored to present each deputy a lifesaving medal to honor their heroic actions.”

When Precinct 4 Deputies arrived on scene they saw a resident trapped on her second floor balcony. Deputy Flores climbed up to the second floor balcony, evaluated the situation, and realized the occupant’s front door, primary exit, was blocked by fire and smoke. Deputy Flores returned to the balcony, assisted the occupant over the balcony rail and down to Deputy Ordonez and Deputy Martinez.

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for fire prevention, education, control and investigation in the unincorporated areas of Harris County.