Teen hero rushes to rescue at Santa Parade

This year's Rockford Michigan State Police Explorers group includes Alex Kilvington (center, front), who helped a fellow teen with a diabetic reaction during Rockford’s Santa Parade December 5. Also pictured are (not in order) Christian Bomer, Samuel Griswold, Zachary Johnson, Grant Longberg, Zachary McKale, Joseph Punt, Sgt. Amber Sauer, Jacob Scheib, Lt. Jonathan Spanding, and Joshua VanKammen (Joseph Flores not pictured).

Alex Kilvington joined the Michigan State Police Explorers because he’d like to someday have a career helping others. Apparently he’s ready to start doing that right now. Kilvington was working in his role with the youth Michigan State Police Explorer program at the Santa Parade on Saturday, Dec. 5, when he realized something was wrong. […]