There’s no white cross on the side of GA 109 symbolizing a lost life. That’s what matters to Rick Rickerson.
It all happened so quickly.
A vehicle flips over and over on a desolate stretch of a Pike County highway.
A woman is trapped.
She’s not breathing.
Rickerson witnesses the horrific accident and his instincts automatically kick in. He leaps into action without hesitation—saving lives is what he’s known for three decades.
Other good Samaritans stop and pull over to help pry the victim, Rebecca Buchanan, from her crushed, green four-door sedan on the side of the road.
After reviving Buchanan, a Georgia State Patrol trooper orders Rickerson to move his truck from the roadway.
The 30-year veteran fire chief refuses to leave her side.