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Commission honors live-saving efforts

Importance of first aid training stressed

The Barton County Commission Monday morning honored Payton Mauler, Doug Kaiser and Logan Perry (in the center) for their live-saving efforts. Pictured with the three are commissioners Homer Kruckenberg, Don Davis, Kenny Schremmer, Jennifer Schartz and Alicia Straub.

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On Friday, July 7, Great Bend Chiefs baseball team members Logan Perry and Payton Mauler, along with Doug Kaiser, the father of another player, faced a medical emergency during a game. Because of their first aid training, they provided a downed umpire with assistance, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The incident involved umpire Eric Shannon who had a heart attack and collapsed. Although Shannon later died, the efforts of these three gave him a chance until emergency personnel arrived.
“This is one of the things that we as a commission like to honor,” said commission Chairman Jennifer Schartz, as the commission approved ...


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