TOLEDO, Ohio — The second annual Acts of Courage Awards presented by the American Red Cross of Western Lake Erie recognized several local individuals for their extraordinary efforts in the face of an emergency. WTOL 11’s own Dan Cummins emceed the event.
Toledo fire lieutenant James “Jim” Schulty was honored for helping a player who collapsed on the ice at one of his 50-and-older hockey league games. Pvt. Myles Copeland, a Toledo Glass City Wranglers basketball player and firefighter, was honored for performing CPR on the referee who collapsed during a game in New York.
Copeland, has been in the industry for nearly two years and currently works at Station 4 on Hill Avenue, said saving another person’s life was a gut reaction.