Life Saving Awards given to Moorhead heroesMoorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - It's an honor few get in their lifetime, but one that changes the life of those touched forever. Tonight, four Moorhead heroes were given the Life Saving Award for their courageous efforts in a November 5th fire.
By: Stephanie Goetz, WDAY
Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - It's an honor few get in their lifetime, but one that changes the life of those touched forever. Tonight, four Moorhead heroes were given the Life Saving Award for their courageous efforts in a November 5th fire.
The four Moorhead police officers honored tonight had a whole range of experience. Some on the job just over a year, but the common thread: saving the lives of Lyle and Norma Erickson.
That near fatal night in their burning house, Matt Wychor, Cory Borkenhagen, James Ohnstad (on-stad) and Toby Krone accepted their award at tonight's city council meeting. The Police Chief said Lyle had a carbon monoxide reading five times over the normal amount when he was pulled out of his house. He said these men deserve every ounce of this award.
"This gentleman would not be alive today if it weren't for, not only what you did but the way you did it and the highly effective manner in which you did it."
"It’s honorable, you know. I guess I didn't expect it to be coming like this and it's honorable to be able to get something like this and I appreciate it."
To cover the more than 100-thousand dollar costs to repair the home and medical bills there's a benefit fund set up at Bremer Banks. Also a meatball dinner benefit on December 12th from 5 to 7 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Moorhead.