A State Patrol trooper who tried to save the life of a Kewaunee County man in April is among 59 people who were honored Wednesday (Oct. 30) during the annual State Patrol awards ceremony in Middleton.

Gov. Tony Evers helped present the awards to law enforcement officers, other government employees, and citizens for lifesaving efforts and exemplary public service.

“Every day, Wisconsin’s emergency responders go above and beyond the call of duty to serve and protect our communities and folks across our state,” Evers said. “These annual awards provide an important opportunity to recognize their extraordinary dedication and professionalism, and to thank them for their service.”

According to the awards program, on April 21Trooper Logan Christel responded to assist the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Office at a residence for a non-breathing, pulseless 59-year-old male.

When he arrived, Trooper Christel found two first responders providing CPR. Christel offered assistance and took over chest compressions, continuing until relieved by other responders. The man was loaded into an ambulance and transported to a local hospital. Despite the significant lifesaving efforts, he did not survive.

Christel was presented the Lifesaving Effort Award for professional, decisive actions and taking taking significant lifesaving measures.