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Two Norfolk Men Honored

Two Norfolk men were honored earlier this week by Norfolk’s Public Safety Division. Kory Hildebrand and Kris Johnson were presented the ‘Lifesaver Award’ for their heroic actions on July 3, 2020.

Both men pulled an unresponsive one-year-old boy out of a private lake. They administered CPR until Norfolk Rescue arrived and are credited with saving the child’s life.

“When citizens make a choice to get involved and place themselves in harm’s way to save a complete stranger, it is worthy of recognition and our sincerest gratitude.  What Kory and Kris did that day at the lake saved a life, for this there is no dispute,” said Assistant City Administrator/Public Safety Director Scott Cordes.

Norfolkans are encouraged to take CPR classes. Locally, classes are offered at Northeast Community College. Residents are also reminded to download the PulsePoint app which notifies CPR-trained bystanders when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs on public property nearby so they can administer immediate CPR.