American Legion honors Lower Township police officer

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LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police officer Corey Scheid was honored with a Medal of Valor from the county American Legion on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Scheid was honored for his actions on Nov. 7 when he ran toward the sound of an explosion while off duty. A single family home in the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue was destroyed by a gas explosion.  

American Legion commander Norman Marlin said Scheid and neighbors immediately began removing debris and freed one of the residents of the home.

Jim and Evelyn McCarty, who lived in the home, both survived the explosion. The house was destroyed.

Marlin presented the Medal of Valor to Scheid at the American Legion’s monthly county meeting in Ocean City.


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