The American Legion’s Post 26 held its annual police and firefighter of the year ceremony in Davenport tonight.
Local 4 News sat down with both of the honorees.
Firefighter William Schorg performed CPR on a young man who collapsed during a soccer game.
Schorg was off duty at the time and went into action when he noticed symptoms of a heart attack.
He performed chest compressions until medical staff got to the scene.
“It was a sense of relief that you know once he started reacting to the treatment – and it’s a really low percentage it just doesn’t happen very often. It was nice,” Schorg says.
That person is alive today.