LA CROSSE, Wis. - The La Crosse Co. Sheriff's Department recognized some residents Friday for their outstanding service to the community.
The department handed out 3 citizen appreciation awards.
Dr. Mark Mattison was recognized for donating veterinary care for the K-9 unit.
Marlis O'Brien from Mayo Clinic Health System helped train staff in CPR.
And Trent Nelson, Robert Wardell, and Jordan Freehill were awarded for their heroic rescue of a man from a burning truck.
"We can't be successful if we don't have citizens helping us to do our job, whether that's information or whether that's actually helping at a scene," said Sheriff Steve Helgeson.
The department also recognized three employees for their years of service.
And they gave a department commendation to Sgt. Mike Valencia and Deputies John Williams, Peter Sloan and Nate Cibulka for their rescue of a suicidal woman last December.
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