Lower Paxton Twp. supervisors and the police department recently presented awards.
Supervisors honored two residents with civilian support awards. Maria Ramirez was eating dinner with off-duty community service officer Charles Grubb when they noticed an elderly woman in distress. The woman, 66, became unconscious after choking on a piece of food. They provided emergency care until the arrival of emergency services. The woman survived.
A second award was presented to Leslie Rehm, who was driving and noticed an elderly man on the ground. She stopped her car, called 911 and began administering CPR to the man, who was in cardiac arrest. She continued emergency care until police and emergency services arrived.