Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- St. Louis County will honor three people with 911 Life Saver Awards in recognition of their heroic efforts in two recent incidents.
Those honored are:
Steve Mostad, a supervisor with the St. Louis County Public Works Department. Mostad was driving bews Chisholm last May 22 when he noticed tire skid marks on the shoulder of Highway 84.
Mostad looked more closely and noticed an overturned car in a water-filled ditch. He ran down to the car and found a young female inside; Mostad helped her out of the car, kept her calm and waited with her until help arrived.
Ronald Bodell, a Hermantown resident, and Mark Gunderson, a Sergeant with the Hermantown Police Department are also being awarded.
Bodell called 911 last June to report his father, Robert, who had a history of health issues.
Ronald realized his father was not breathing and began performing CPR on his father until Sgt. Gunderson arrived.
Sgt. Gunderson took over the chest compressions until first responders arrived and were able to transport Robert.
Prosecutor Gary Bjorklund will also be honored with a Customer Service Recognition Award.
Bjorklund will be honored for his work in the County Attorney's Office.
He has worked in the Office since 1983, and has led the Criminal Division, overseeing the 13 prosecuting attorneys who handle adult cases in Duluth, Virginia and Hibbing.
Bjorklund has prosecuted many notable cases including, Michael Tahtinen, who was convicted last year of first degree manslaughter for the death of his neighbors’ 11-month-old son, Connor Robison. (Bjorklund prosecuted with Kristen Swanson as co-counsel.)
All of the honorees will be at an award ceremony on Tuesday, August 7, where their actions will be described in greater detail as they receive their honor.