Local Hiawatha Middle School student recognized with Lifesaving Award from Brown County Sheriff


On March 30, in a ceremony held at the Hiawatha Middle School, Daylon Edie was honored for actions he took in rural Brown County that resulted in the saving of a human life. On February 27, 2016 while rock hunting with his father, Daylon reacted quickly when he noticed his father had fallen from a small embankment. During the fall, Daylon’s father had broken his leg and landed in a creek unconscious. Daylon waded into the water, pulled his father’s face and head out of the water and then quickly went for help. The certificate, presented by Sheriff Merchant reads in part; “For exceptionally quick thinking and decisive decision making that directly resulted in the saving of a human life.” “Your quick actions during this stressful event have brought great credit upon yourself, your family, and the citizens of Brown County.” “You serve as an example for your peers; I commend and congratulate you on your accomplishment.” Sheriff John Merchant said, “It was a great privilege for me to honor this young man for his heroic actions.” Sheriff Merchant was accompanied at the presentation by Brown County Sheriff Chaplain Rich Lehmkuhl, and Public Resource Safety Officer J. D. Clary. (Photo by Cindy Bicker) (L-R) Mark Edie, Daylon Edie, John Merchant, (Back) J. D. Clary.

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