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Lee's Summit Citizens Recognized For Distinguished Service

Lee's Summit Citizens Recognized For Distinguished Service

March 1, 2014

Standing with William Wiest and Larry Roberts are the crew from LSFD Station 6 that rescued the man: Specialist Felix Hernandez, Specialist Craig Armstrong, Captain Mike Morhman, Specialist John Davis, and Paramedic/Specialist Blake Wood

Tribune Photo/Linda Ahern

The Leeís Summit Fire Department recently recognized William Wiest and Larry Roberts with Distinguished Service awards for their efforts in saving the life of a man suffering from exposure to the elements in a creek bed in Legacy Park.

On December 7 Wiest was on the trail, with his dog, and his dog heard a branch breaking, ran to the creek bed a couple of times. When no animal fled, Wiest became curious and went to look and found the man struggling to climb the bank. Wiest discovered a man in a creek bed suffering from extreme hypothermia. He ran to a nearby church to call 911 where he encountered Roberts. The two men returned to the creek to comfort the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, until the fire department arrived.

Fire Chief Keith Martin presented them with Distinguished Service plaques at a reception at Fire Station No. 6.

"We want to recognize their alertness and willingness to help," Martin said.

Wiest and Roberts said they only reacted like any citizen would.

City Manager Steve Arbo and Councilman Bob Johnson, attended. Martin acknowledged that Johnson was instrumentalist in the 1974 bill passed that made it possible for firefighters to be trained as paramedics in the state of Missouri.

The Leeís Summit Fire Department Citizen Distinguished Service award is presented to "individuals for saving the life of another who is in imminent danger of death."



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