Rockford Police Officer Derek Haan

First responders honored for resuscitating lifeless baby

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA 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. On a beautiful day in June, a Rockford family’s worst nightmare struck. Twenty-three-year-old Erica Morris went outside to find her [...]

Journalism is a service industry and the service we provide is awareness.

March 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 residents will use to offer their help to [...]