On June 3rd, 2013 Cpl. Brad Baird was awarded the Pontiac Police Life Saving Medal for heroic actions performed March 3rd, 2013. While responding to a house fire on east Howard Street, Cpl Baird was told no persons were inside. Cpl. Baird diligently went to the smoke filled second floor stairway and yelled up anyway. Upon hearing a woman inside, he made his way to her while continuing to yell so she could move toward his voice. The two were united and Cpl. Baird got her out to safety. Cpl. Baird went above and beyond his police duties by selfless and compassionate service to others. Brad's actions encompass the best of his personal values, this community and the Pontiac Police Department.