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Cottage Grove teen awarded for life saving heroics

Cottage Grove resident Jesse Galloway, 14, was honored earlier this month with the Citizen Life Saving Award after he administered CPR to his father, Tim, who had gone into cardiac arrest in May. Mayor Myron Bailey commended his efforts. (Submitted photo)

It's an extraordinary feat to save someone's life, especially if you are just a teenager.

After learning the basics of CPR at Crossroads Church in Woodbury earlier this year, Cottage Grove 14-year-old Jesse Galloway put his knowledge to use in May after his father collapsed inside their home.

Tim Galloway had gone into cardiac arrest and before his mother Lori returned from calling 911, Jesse was on the floor administering chest compressions. His quick thinking and proper training from the CPR training class helped save his father's life.

The Cottage Grove City Council honored the teen July 17 for his bravery and commended him for taking action.

Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey and Fire Chief Rick Redenius applauded Jesse's efforts and reiterated how important it is to learn basic life-saving skills.

It was the second formal recognition Galloway received. Woodbury officials also recognized him for his life-saving effort.

-Emily Buss