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2 troopers stationed in Schuylkill Haven receive highest state police honor

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On a rainy March 10, Troopers Jeffrey A. Hummel and Kurt S. Salak didn’t know when they started their shift at the Schuylkill Haven station that only hours later, they would find themselves in frigid floodwaters attempting to save a man trapped in his vehicle.

For their efforts, the pair joined two other troopers in accepting the state police Medal of Honor award in a ceremony Friday at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, where about 150 friends, relatives and colleagues listened to testimonials by the troopers and their superiors.

About 8:55 p.m. March 10, David H. Sallada, 74, of 29 E. Laurel St., Tremont, drove around barricades on Route 645 and into rising waters. Sallada died at the scene.

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