The Free Press, Mankato, MN

April 29, 2013

Two area state troopers receive Life Saving Awards


The Free Press

— Two Minnesota troopers from the area were among those honored Monday by the State Patrol at its annual awards ceremony in St. Paul.

Life Saving Awards were presented to members who distinguished themselves by performing acts that prevented the death of another person.

Trooper Dan Anderson responded to a call of a domestic assault in rural Nicollet County. Anderson arrived at the scene where a male suspect was stabbing a female victim. Along with Nicollet County deputy Jared Thelemann, the two detained the suspect and stabilized the victim, saving her life.

Trooper Chris Fredrickson located a driver with a medical condition who was reported missing in New Ulm. It was later discovered the man had severe bleeding in his brain and likely would have died if not for Fredrickson finding him.