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Devane coming home; Elliott her hero

Lamar deputy Jeannie Devane who was injured in a serious traffic accident last night is expected to be released from Atlanta Medical Center tomorrow. Meanwhile, Dustin Elliott, the man who pulled her from her burning patrol car at the crash scene, is being hailed as a hero. Elliott was on his way home to Lamar County from work at Caterpillar in Griffin when Devane’s patrol car wrecked right in front of him on Old Hwy. 41 just south of Morgan Dairy Road. Elliott ran to the car and could hear Devane inside. At about that time flames started licking up the windshield from under the hood. ”I got to get you out one way or another,” Elliott told Devane and removed her from the car, dragging her to the roadway. The car burst into flames almost immediately. ”Deputy Devane is very lucky to be alive and she is thankful Dustin was there to save her life. Another 30 seconds and she would have burned alive,” noted Major Brad White of the sheriff’s department. White said Devane will be released from the hospital Thursday. For complete radio traffic audio from the crash scene, go to

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