Sammy Carter presents a resolution honoring Debbie Dudley

Appomattox County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sammy Carter  (right) presents a resolution honoring Debbie Dudley for saving lives.

At Monday night’s Appomattox County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Chairman Sammy Carter presented a resolution honoring Debbie Dudley. The board heartily approved of the resolution thanking Dudley for saving lives.

Dudley, an Appomattox County resident, was driving along Concord Turnpike in the Lynchburg area on the morning of May 20 when she noticed smoke coming from a burning home. She turned around and persistently knocked on the residents’ home until he came out. The resident had been asleep and awoke to Dudley’s knocking.

The chairman read, “... After ushering the man into the yard, Ms. Dudley, along with the help of another good Samaritan, worked to keep him distracted and away from the burning building which he had tried to re-enter to retrieve certain belongings ...”

It wasn’t the first time Dudley rose to the occasion. She also saved someone’s life at a local restaurant.

“... the Board of Supervisors does hereby thank Debbie Dudley for saving the lives of two people and for touching the lives of many more in the Appomattox Community,” read Carter.

There’s more discussed at the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, which can be found in the current issue of the Times Virginian newspaper. Pick up a copy or subscribe at to view the full article in the e-edition version.