Onalaska, WI (WXOW) - A Wisconsin State Patrol Officer from Onalaska is being recognized for saving a life.
Trooper Brad Bray received the lifesaving award.
The award is given to State Patrol officers who have demonstrated exceptional expertise and courage under extremely stressful conditions. They were also nominated for their awards by their fellow members of the State Patrol for actions that go above and beyond their normal duties.
Trooper Bray responded to an emergency call reporting that a woman was having a diabetic reaction while driving on the interstate on July 12, 2012.
Her location was unknown, so several troopers began searching for her vehicle.
Trooper Bray located the vehicle in a median. The woman was unresponsive, and the vehicle doors were locked. After gaining entry into the vehicle, Trooper Bray found the woman did not have a pulse. He administered a tube of glucose and persisted in getting her to consume some of it.
As she slipped in and out of consciousness, Trooper Bray assisted the woman until EMS arrived. Her condition stabilized at the hospital.
Seventeen members of the Wisconsin State Patrol received special awards for saving lives and other exemplary service at a ceremony on Wednesday, September 19, at the State Capitol in Madison.
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