Diamond Man Recognized for Saving Man Trapped Under Car


A Diamond man is recognized for saving a man who was trapped underneath a car, after the jack fell over.

Ron Riediger of Diamond receives an Honorary Trooper Certificate from the Missouri State Highway Patrol for his quick response back in May.

Riediger, who owns an antique auto salvage and towing company,  heard about the incident over a scanner.

He responded immediately, using his own tow truck to lift the truck off of the trapped man, who escaped with minor injuries.

Highway Patrol officials say he responded without being asked, so a trooper nominated him for performing “in an exemplary manner, and under dangerous conditions, to aid another person.”

Riediger says he was shocked to receive an award for his actions, and just felt it was a natural response to help a fellow citizen in need.

He even stayed while the man was getting checked out by EMT’s to finish safely changing the tire for him.

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