Hiawatha staff honored
Two Hiawatha Correctional Facility staff were awarded the Michigan Department of Corrections Lifesaving Award for their actions in separate incidents recently.
Lieutenant Alan Horton received the award as a result of his efforts in saving the life of a woman who was accidentally swept downstream at a bridge on the
Lt. Alan Horton, Deputy Fred Hancock, Warden Linda Metrish, Deputy Keith Fecteau and C/O Lynn Carrick.
Lt. Horton and his wife Shelly began first aid and called an ambulance. They helped the victim to the ambulance, assisted the Emergency Medical Team and then contacted the victim’s husband.
Their actions directly contributed to saving their neighbor from hypothermia.
Lieutenant Horton has sixteen years with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Shelley Horton works for the MDOC at the Regional Health Services Office as a Registered Nurse Director.
"Al and Shelly’s actions bring great credit to themselves and the MDOC. Al has demonstrated the professionalism and willingness to become involved which is typical of Michigan Department of Corrections staff," said Warden Linda Metrish.
The Michigan Department of Corrections Lifesaving Award was also presented to Corrections Office Lynn Carrick for his efforts in saving the life of a woman who was preparing to jump into the Edison Sault Power Canal.
Carrick is a fifteen-year veteran of the Michigan Department of Corrections Hiawatha Correctional Facility. No stranger to lifesaving situations, approximately two years ago Carrick saved a fellow officer from choking by applying the Heimlich maneuver.
"Lynn’s quick analysis of an unexpected situation and willingness to become involved are typical of what we have come to expect of him. His response to an emergency situation is typical of the actions we encourage in department staff," said Warden Metrish.
Michigan Department of Corrections FYI 04-14-05