Association honors metro first responders for bravery in the line of duty

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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Some quick thinking and acting first responders were awarded for their bravery on Friday in Blue Springs. The Metro Chiefs and Sheriffs Association honored police officers, deputies, troopers and EMTs with Valor Awards.

Blue Springs Officer Martin Blahut received the life-saving award for starting CPR on a man who slipped on ice, hit his head and stopped breathing.

“We were trying to figure out who the man was, he didn’t have an I.D. but he had a bible.” Blahut said. “He had something written on it and we were able to decipher that and figure out where he was from.”

The victim recovered thanks to Officer Blahut’s lifesaving efforts.

FOX 4’s Loren Halifax emceed Friday’s awards ceremony.

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