First responders honored for resuscitating lifeless baby

TOGETHER THEY SAVED A LIFE—From the sister who found her to the officers and ambulance paramedics who helped her retake her first breath, this group of heroes had a hand bringing 13-month-old Kainani Morris back from death.

by BETH ALTENA On a beautiful day in June, a Rockford family’s worst nightmare struck. Twenty-three-year-old Erica Morris went outside to find her 13-month-old sister, Kainani, at the bottom of the family swimming pool. She wasn’t moving, and when pulled from the water, she remained unresponsive. Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones told the story before […]

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(AT RIGHT) HANDS ON HELP IN HAITI—Rockford Police Officer Derek “Duke” Haan offers medical care to patients in Haiti.

Tent/tarp drive to help during rainy season A trip to Haiti following January’s earthquake may be over for Rockford Police officer Derek “Duke” Haan, but his changed perspective will stay with him for a lifetime. So will his determination to help Haitians, which he shares with Rockford in a tarp and tent drive he hopes […]