BRANDENBURG, KY (WAVE) - The U.S. Army awarded Civilian Awards for Humanitarian Services to two Brandenburg, Kentucky first responders whose quick thinking and technical skills saved the life of a 17 year old in cardiac arrest.
In a ceremony Thursday morning at the Meade County Fire Department, Major General Richard P. Mustion awarded Officer Todd Matti of the Brandenburg Police Department and Chief Larry Naser of the Meade County Fire Protection District with the awards.
On August 29, 2012, Wyatt Bean collapsed onto a teammate at Meade County High School during track practice and went into cardiac arrest.
"Everyone was like ‘Bean get up! Bean get up!' because I am a jokester," Wyatt said. "Then my whole body started shaking, and my ankles were caught under the fence, and so my teammates started holding me down."