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Lockney resident remembers saving man's life

LOCKNEY, TX (KCBD) -

Lockney resident Archie Jones has lived in Lockney most of his life. This past year, he became known as a local hero for his efforts in saving a man's life during a horrible dust storm.

Jones, who works for Atmos Energy, was on his way to Floydada in the middle of a dust storm when he came across a car accident. He pulled over and happened upon Pete Coffey, who was disoriented and injured in the wreck.

"All I had that day on me was a bottle of Diet Coke. I got him wet and washed his face and rinsed his mouth out and set him up where the air conditioner would blow on him," Jones said.

Jones called 9-11 and Coffey was taken to the hospital where he was placed on life support. He continues to recover today.

"I don't call myself a hero for this. Just glad I was where I was to help. No, I don't classify myself as a hero. I would do it for anybody," Jones said.

Not long after the incident, Jones received a special recognition from state representatives. It was a flag and certificate, honoring his heroic efforts.

"Got this box in the mail and it was from Joe Heflin and I opened it and I was shocked," Jones said. "It was special, it's very special."

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