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Bronson Area Man To Receive Award
Friday Aug 11, 2017 8:38am
Matteson Township - Branch Co. MI

By: Mike Stiles

(UNDATED) – A special recognition will be given to a Matteson Township man.

The Branch County Sheriff's Department says they will present Kevin Miller with their Silver Star Award, which is the highest honor the Sheriff's Department can present to a civilian.

On August 11, 2016, 35 year old Jason Easterday of Union City was working on a water irrigation pivot on a farm owned by Miller on West Colon Road, east of Culver Road. Easterday was shocked by a 440 volt line.

Miller called 911 and started performing CPR on Easterday. Sheriff's Deputies along with Life Care Ambulance arrived and took over CPR and were able to revive Easterday. He suffered burns to his arms, legs and hands and was flown from the scene to an area hospital.

The award presentation will take place Friday at 3 PM at the Matteson Township Hall.


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