Lexington residents receive 2019 Kentucky Hero Award

On Sept. 3, Lexington residents Mark Beude, along with his daughter Faith Buede, were presented with the 2019 Kentucky Hero Award during the annual Kentucky Emergency Services Conference for their efforts in helping law enforcement identify and apprehend a sexual predator. 

The Hero Award honors those who demonstrate courage and determination to obtain assistance for another person during a critical event and who go above and beyond all expectations. 

Mark and Faith received the award for providing information to Lexington E911 about a possible child sexual abuse involving a person that Mark Buede had delivered a pizza to at a Lexington motel.  While making the delivery, Mark observed that an adult man was in a room with two young girls (ages six and eight) who were totally nude.  Lexington Police responded and determined that the adult male is the father of both girls and he had sexually assaulted them.   The suspect was charged with Rape 1st.   

Lexington E911 was proud to nominate Mark and his daughter Faith, who assisted in the incident reporting, for their exceptional calm and effort in reporting this awful crime.

Pictured from left to right are Lexington E911 Director Robert Stack, Mark Buede, and Faith Buede. Photo credit: Brian Clark.