Two firefighters awarded Idaho Medal of Honor for rescue

The two rescued two children trapped in an overturned car


The Spokesman Review

BOISE, Idaho — Two Idaho State Police troopers and two Coeur d'Alene firefighters who helped rescue two children trapped in a car overturned in Fernan Lake are among the 12 recipients of Idaho's Medal of Honor.

Firefighter captain and paramedic Richard Halligan and firefighter and emergency medical technician Donald Porter of the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department assisted with the rescue, a news release from the state attorney general's office said. ISP Cpl. Allen Ashby and Sr. Specialist Gerald Stemm also were credited with heroism in the rescue.

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