SFD firefighters and Chief Yarbrough along with Kayla Gilmore from OSERVS stand with Ladanuel Jordan and family as they recognize his courage. (Submitted photo)

On Friday, August 20, Oktibbeha-Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Services (OSERVS) and the Starkville Fire Department (SFD) recognized a special young community hero.

13-year-old Ladanuel Jordan helped save his uncle’s life in an apartment fire in July. Jordan’s uncle was sleeping in the apartment that was stifled in smoke, so the young teen took to the unnamed next door neighbor for help. With the neighbor’s help, the two were able to get Jordan’s uncle out of the apartment before the swift arrival of SFD. 

For more on this story, check out the Wednesday, August 25 edition of SDN. 

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