Heroes honored at local breakfast

Laclede County Hometown Heroes were honored at a breakfast Thursday at the Cowan Civic Center. Recognized were, from left in the front row: Tim Thornbury, Mark and Suzanne Luallin, Patti Brayfield, second row: Aaron Akers,  Dylan Strong and Logan Heisz.

By: 
STEVE SMITH SSMITH@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

People who give of themselves to help others got the spotlight at Thursday’s Hometown Heroes breakfast.
The annual recognition was held at the Cowan Civic Center by the Lebanon Area Foundation in partnership with Laclede Electric Cooperative. During the program, a video presentation described the contributions made by the heroes, who were then presented with their awards.

Lifesaver Heroes
Aaron Akers, Logan Heisz and Dylan Strong received recognition as Lifesaver heroes “for taking immediate and heroic actions to save the life of a motorcyclist with devastating injuries.”
On April 20, 2017,  Lebanon High School seniors Dylan Strong, Logan Heisz and Aaron Akers took fast action to save the life of Austin McDonald.  The three were headed into town on east Missouri 32 when Logan passed through the “S” curves and noticed a motorcycle stopped at a crossroad on top of the hill.
“As Logan topped the hill, the motorcycle collided with Logan’s fender,” according to the award citation. “Aaron and Dylan saw Logan’s truck swerve and spotted something in the road. At first they thought it was a deer, and then they saw the helmet. Aaron immediately drove his truck into the ditch, and before the truck stopped, Dylan jumped out and went racing toward the motorcyclist, Austin McDonald. Dylan drug Austin off the road - and that’s when he noticed the trail of blood.

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