West Hennepin Public Safety presented James Buck, 50, of Independence, with a Life Saving Award, Tuesday, Nov. 12, for his quick action in pulling a Rockford woman from a burning car after a Sept. 25 crash. Pictured are (left to right) WHPS Director Ray McCoy (who presented the award), Buck, WHPS Sgt. Gary Kroells and Assistant Loretto Fire Chief Tim Ryan. (Sun staff photo by Susan Van Cleaf)