Sgt. Cody Weigle has been with the Marion Police Department since May of 2015. He has found multiple ways to advance his career with MPD through the Emergency Response Team, and also as a K9 Handler, leader of Trauma Training and CPR, and 2nd Shift Patrol Supervisor.
Sgt. Weigle was in his patrol vehicle near a house fire call in the 200 block of W. 13th St. on the night of November 25th, 2020. He rushed to the scene, forced entry when he heard someone was inside the home where he found an elderly resident. He guided the resident and her two dogs out of the home with the assistance of neighbors while the fire grew larger from a wall between the garage and the house. No one was injured in the fire and all escaped unharmed just before the fire became more violent and the Marion Fire Department arrived on the scene.
Sgt. Weigle said he was blessed to be in the right place at the right time. “I was fortunate to be near the location to catch it quickly and help get everyone out. I just did what any other officer would do in this scenario.”
Marion Police Chief Angela Haley stated that the resident was unharmed due to Sgt. Weigle’s actions. “This life-saving instance is just one example of how MPD officers can make a difference in the community in helping others during their worst moments.”