On New Year’s Day of this year, a young man on his way to work - local firefighter and EMT - Brandon Justice, observed a house on fire. He stopped and geared up then entered the house through a rear bedroom window. He found myself on the floor, then drug me to the bed, where my neighbor and dear friend Roger Powell and his son-in-law, Brandon Farmer helped him drag me through the window opening.
That is what I call heroic. I would also like to thank Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Holmes County EMS, and Bonifay Fire and Rescue.
If not for all of them, I would not be here writing this letter. Thank you. Thank God.
Editor's Note: Look for our story on the reunion of Jimmy Best with these local hereos in the next edition of the Times-Advertiser.