State Trooper, Nurse Honored for Saving Baby's Life

February 14, 2018 06:33 PM

Some who put their lives on the line to save others were honored Wednesday.

The Minnesota State Patrol gave out several awards to both troopers and citizens for heroic acts.


Among those honored was Lt. Paul Stricker and nurse Virginia March.

Last September, Stricker and Marsh stopped on Interstate 394 near Highway 100 to help Kristin Lonsbury.

Lonsbury's six-week-old baby was choking and became unconscious. Stricker and Marsh gave the child CPR until paramedics arrived.

Both received a life-saving award from the state patrol Wednesday.  

"We're lucky our worst day ended up positive," Lonsbury said. 

"I was glad I was there," Marsh said.  

"That's all I kept thinking - this is a six-week-old baby," Stricker said. "I've got to do everything I can to make sure she has a long life in front of her." 

Other award recipients included men and women who had saved motorists from burning vehicles, pulled trapped motorists from vehicles, saved citizens from burning buildings, performed CPR or used automated external defibrillators to save lives and kept citizens from ending their own lives. 


Joe Mazan

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