Honored for her life saving effort ...

Sarah Hennessy, a graduated senior this past spring from Waukon High School and the daughter of Andy and Leah Hennessy of Waukon who works at the Waukon Family Aquatic Center as a lifeguard, was presented with a Life Saving Award by the City of Waukon and the Waukon Police Department at the Monday, July 24 regular meeting of the Waukon City Council. The award plaque presented to Hennessy reads as follows:

“This award is presented to Sarah Hennessy for her actions that saved a child’s life on June 17, 2023. On this day, Sarah performed life saving CPR on a victim who was having a medical emergency and was drowning. Sarah’s quick thinking and outstanding efforts gave someone another chance at life.”

Pictured above at the award presentation are, left to right, responding Paramedic and Veterans Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services Manager Jacob Dougherty, award recipient Sarah Hennessy, Waukon Police Chief Paul Wagner, Waukon Mayor Arvid Hatlan, Waukon Assistant Police Chief Mason Kwilinski, and responding EMT and Waukon Fire Chief Dave Martin. No further details of the incident have been released due to privacy and health information considerations. Standard photo by Joe Moses.