Citizen awards were presented by Chief Broadhead to Laurie Morgan and Angela Bihr at Tuesday’s Riverton City Council meeting. (Ernie Over photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Police Chief Mike Broadhead Tuesday night presented Citizen Appreciation Citations to three local residents.
The first two citations went to Angela Bihr and Laurie Morgan. The citation reads as follows:
“On October 11, 2013, a driver lost consciousness due to a medical condition. The care left the roadway and drove into a grassy area. Although the vehicle was moving slowly, the transmission was in gear. Laurie and Angela immediately came to the rescue, and jumped in front of the vehicle to hold it until rescue workers could arrive. In addition to the unconscious female driver, there was a small child in the vehicle. The potential for this situation to become even more dangerous was averted by the actions of Laurie and Angela. Officers had to break a window to enter the car and get the transmission disengaged. One the vehicle was safe, Laurie and angela took charge of the child and held him until EMS and family members of the driver arrived. Laurie and Angela are to be commended for their willingness to come to the aid of a fellow citizen, even while placing their own lives in jeopardy. Their immediate action prevented a bad situation from potentially becoming a tragedy.”
To see County10.com’s initial report on the heroic action by the two women, click here.
The third citation was presented to Zachary Weant. The citation reads as follows:
On November 19, 2013, Zachary woke up and discovered his house on fire. he immediately dialed 9-1-1 and reported the fire. He assured the dispatcher that everyone was out of the house, but that his dog was still inside. Although he certainly wanted to rescue his dog, Zachary listened to the dispatcher who advised him not to return to the interior of the house. Zachary ensured that nobody entered the residence until police and fire units were on scene. The fire badly damaged the house, which filled with deadly smoke. The fire department was able to rescue the dog. The dispatcher remarked at how impressed she was that Zachary was able to maintain his composure throughout the 9-1-1- call. Zachary’s quick action and willingness to follow the dispatcher’s directions resulted in a quick emergency services response and ensured that nobody was injured. Zachary is to be commended.”
To read County10.com’s initial report on the house fire, click here.