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Women recognized for heroic actions

Jan 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

On Oct. 11, Laurie Morgan and Angela Bihr risked their lives to save a woman after she lost consciousness while driving on Sunset Drive in Riverton.

Morgan and Bihr's heroic actions earned them the Riverton Police Department Citizen Appreciation Citation during the Riverton City Council meeting Jan. 21.

"It's really great to know that we got citizens like that that are willing to step out and help each other when you get into a situation," Mayor Ron Warpness said.

The women jumped in front of the unconscious woman's vehicle after she experienced a medical episode and lost control.

The car was not moving fast, but the transmission was in gear and Morgan and Bihr worked to stop it while rescue workers arrived at U.S. Energy. Officers had to break out a window to stop the car completely.

Also in the vehicle was a small child who Morgan and Bihr assisted while family members and an ambulance arrived.

"The potential for this situation to become even more dangerous was averted by the actions of Laurie and Angela," read the certificate presented by police chief Mike Broadhead.

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