FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      
February 21, 2018
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                             
(608) 266-2401

Life Saving Officer and Employee to be Named Assembly ‘Hometown Heroes’

MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Karen Hernandez and Christopher Dustman, both from Caledonia, Wisconsin as “Hometown Heroes” at the upcoming Assembly session on February 22nd.

Hernandez, a Racine County Sheriff’s Deputy, and Dustman, an employee at Festival Foods in Mount Pleasant, were nominated by their State Representative, Tom Weatherston (R-Caledonia), for their quick action in tending to two victims who were hit by a vehicle in the parking lot of Festival Foods. Hernandez and Dustman responded immediately after the hit, administering life-saving medical care until the victims could be safely transported to a hospital. Without their clear thinking and composure during this chaotic moment, the victims would likely not have survived.

The Wisconsin State Assembly sees giving back to the community as one of the most valuable characteristics one can have. The Assembly Hometown Heroes program seeks to identify and recognize individuals from around the state who give of themselves to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of those around them. Hometown Hero Award winners are invited and introduced as a special guest at an Assembly floor session and given the opportunity to speak.