VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (KMSP) - Minnesota State Patrol honored law enforcement, emergency medical personnel and citizens who braved the face of danger to save lives in 2015. On Thursday, the Department of Public Safety held its annual awards banquet to honor the fast-thinking heroes.
Five ordinary citizens received the Meritorious Citizenship Award. Dozens of State Patrol troopers and emergency response staff received recognition for outstanding service as well. Such life-saving actions included saving people from burning vehicles, keeping a hunter from bleeding to death, saving a choking child and more.
For a full list of award recipients click here.