Security officers recognized for heroic efforts learned in Red Cross training

Four security officers from Kansas City’s Crown Center have received the Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders.

Such awards are presented by the American Red Cross to individuals “who save or sustain a life, outside of a medical setting, as part of their employment or while on duty.”

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The four officers receiving the prestigious awards were (l-r) Carlton Probst, Nathaniel Hanway, Phouva Khensisana and Phillip Lockwood. The officers were nominated for the award by their supervisor, Greg Coppotelli. (Photo by Duane Hallock/American Red Cross)

Officers receiving the award on Aug. 2 were Nathaniel Hanway, Phouva Khensisana, Phillip Lockwood and Carlton Probst. Each had completed the advanced Red Cross training course “CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.”

Their training was needed on the morning of April 3, 2016 when the officers saw a car crash on a public street on the Crown Center complex. The car caught fire, and the driver was unable to pull himself out.

The officers rescued the driver from the car, supporting his neck in the process. They also extinguished the fire and stayed with the driver until the police, firefighters and paramedics had arrived on the scene.

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Red Cross training allows people to react and do the right thing rather than having to think through what to do next, explained Red Cross Board Chair Scott Mach. (Photo by Duane Hallock/American Red Cross)

The award certificate is signed by both the chairman and the president/CEO of the American Red Cross. The award package also includes a citation and lapel pin.

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