Sheriff Scott Rose, Tanner Paulson, Tyler Paulson and their cousin Henry Paulson were at the awards ceremony Nov. 28 in Dodge County at the Government Services Building. Tanner and Tyler came to Henry’s rescue when he rolled his ATV June 23 and was trapped underneath. Photo by Gretta Becay
By Gretta Becay
At a ceremony Nov. 28 attended by more than 50 people, Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose and Investigator Bob Morse presented awards to several groups of people who saved lives this past year in Dodge County.
Rose explained that Captain Loring Guenther had started the idea of an awards program. He was a much admired and respected Dodge County law enforcement official who died in 2013 at the age of 43 of a heart attack.
Guenther wanted the sheriff's office to have an awards committee to recognize the many people in the community willing to step up when help is needed.
The awards committee members include the chair, Investigator Bob Morris, secretary, School Resource Officer Dave Skadson, and members Captain Ryer Anderson and Dispatcher Erin Wanek. The four meet many times during the year to review nominations and decide who will receive awards.
Tyler and Tanner Paulson
Brothers Tyler and Tanner Paulson received letters of recognition for coming to the rescue of their cousin Henry Paulson after he rolled his Class II four-wheeler on June 23 and became trapped underneath. The two brothers succeeded in lifting the four-wheeler off Henry and then they called 911.
The nomination reads, "While on that 911 call and at the scene both brothers were calm, cool and collected."
Tanner escorted Sgt. Jeff Espinosa and Deputy Darryl Clements to "... where Henry was in the field. Medical care was provided and Henry was taken from the scene by Mayo One."
All three boys were at the ceremony.
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