Regular citizens honored for their heroic efforts after October - KOTA Territory News

Regular citizens honored for their heroic efforts after October blizzard

After the devastating October blizzard, the Pennington County Sheriff's Office put out a message online – help us if you can. Along side local law enforcement and first responders, regular citizens stepped up to save lives.

Thursday, those individuals were honored by deputies from the Sheriff's Office.
Certificates honored both people and businesses for their heroic efforts to help out after the storm. "It's important to recognize the citizens that left their own personal situation, left their family, to go out and serve
the community and help save lives; help people who were in worse situations than they were," said Sergeant Chris Hislip, PC Sheriff's Office.

Like Andrew Harris, who drove a snowmobile for 12 hours, bringing oxygen and fuel to people in need. He also took first responders to work. But Harris is humble about his volunteering. "It's not very often you get to ride around town on snowmobile, so we did that and we got to help people at the same time. It was a win-win," said Harris.

Although not everyone showed up to the ceremony, 20 awards were created.

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