MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly recognized Sergeant Michael Saddy as a “Hometown Hero” Wednesday during its legislative session.


Saddy was nominated by state representatives Mike Kuglitsch (R-New Berlin) and Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) for rescuing and providing first aid to two small children who were in an accident.

“While many would be frozen by fear, Michael remained calm and immediately jumped into action,” said Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) who selected him for the award. “This composure undoubtedly saved a life and deserves to be recognized by the state Assembly.”

While on vacation in Monroe County last summer, Saddy witnessed a golf cart crash that left two children trapped. He quickly assisted in providing care to the injured. When he noticed a little girl was no longer breathing, Saddy began administering chest compressions and coached other bystanders through basic care while they waited for EMS to arrive. These actions were deemed life-saving, and Saddy was subsequently given the Life Saving Award by the New Berlin Police Department for his efforts.

“I was thoroughly impressed with Sergeant Saddy and his actions,” Rep. Kuglitsch said. “Not only did he provide first responder care, but he even gave his own shirt to stop bleeding. I am very pleased the state Assembly is recognizing him.”

Wisconsinites have a long, prominent history of community service and selflessness. In keeping with this tradition, the Wisconsin State Assembly created the Hometown Heroes program to identify and recognize individuals from around the state who are working to make their communities a better place. Award winners are invited to the State Capitol and given an opportunity to speak on the Assembly floor as a special guest.

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