A Gaston Fire lieutenant spent more than a half hour in a Laurelwood-area creek to calm a stuck horse until enough help could arrive to pull her to safety.
Lt. Clay Davis, who grew up on a cattle ranch in Eastern Oregon, didn't hesitate to jump into the creek when the 911 call came in at 1:13 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2010.
Davis talked to the horse until additional firefighters arrived to pull her to safety. It took eight Gaston firefighters to help pull the frightened animal up the steep banks of the creek.
The incident occurred near the intersection of Spring Hill and Laurelwood roads in Gaston.