West Point honors three for heroic actions

Sep 14 2011 - 6:11pm

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(ANGELA HUNTER/Standard-Examiner correspondent)
West Point City Council honored three citizens — Toni Snarr (middle left), Brad Kay (far left) and Ross Wiberg (far right) — with the Distinguished Service Award at a recent meeting for helping save the life of Terri Thurgood (middle, right).
(ANGELA HUNTER/Standard-Examiner correspondent)
West Point City Council honored three citizens — Toni Snarr (middle left), Brad Kay (far left) and Ross Wiberg (far right) — with the Distinguished Service Award at a recent meeting for helping save the life of Terri Thurgood (middle, right).

WEST POINT -- West Point City Council honored three citizens: Toni Snarr, Brad Kay, and Ross Wiberg, with the Distinguished Service Award at the Sept. 6 council meeting.

All were recognized for their courageous service to Terri Thurgood on July 9.

On that day, Thurgood, with her grandson in his safety seat, backed out of her driveway and suddenly suffered a cardio pulmonary arrest.

Her vehicle continued to roll down the driveway.

When it stopped Wiberg had his wife call 911. The car was locked and Kay used a stick to break a window and unlock the door. Snarr arrived and recognized that Thurgood needed CPR and performed that service until medical teams arrived.

Thanks to their quick actions, Thurgood today suffers little to no reprecussions from the incident.

"I was impressed with our (West Point City's) emergency teams," Wiberg said, "I was thankful to see them. I was thankful for Toni and Brad. We did the right thing."

"They acted fast and courageously," North Davis Fire District Deputy Chief Mark Becraft said. "The victim received appropriate care. I'm proud to live and serve with people of this caliber."

"The community pulled together," Snarr said. "It's great seeing Terri doing so well. You never know when an emergency will happen and I was glad I was prepared."

Thurgood posed with all of her first responders for a picture. She also gave them thank you cards.

"How do you thank them for giving me back my life?" Thurgood said. "I wouldn't trade my neighbors for anything."

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