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The Governor's Lifesaving Awards Program was implemented in the 1970's to recognize Iowans who have performed a courageous act in an attempt to save someone's life or to those that have unselfishly assisted in an emergency situation.

The Governor's Lifesaving Awards & Outstanding Service Awards Will Be Presented at the Susan Knapp Amphitheater of the Iowa State Fair

2017 Awards:

Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 10:00 AM
Susan Knapp Amphitheater at the Iowa State Fair


Mason Lilienthal – Tipton, Iowa
Morgan Lilienthal – Tipton, Iowa


Jeffery Hawes – Waukon, Iowa
Mitchell Stumbo – Tipton, Iowa


David Abrahamson – Shakopee, Minnesota
Jason Brown – Spencer, Iowa
Roy Flowers – Topeka, Kansas
Sean Gibson – Colfax, Iowa
Timothy Hodge – Polk City, Iowa
Randy Krile – Spencer, Iowa
Julie LaRue – Ankeny, Iowa
Jason McIntire – Winterset, Iowa

There are four types of awards within the Governor's Lifesaving Award Program:

  • Lifesaving with Valor - Awarded to those individuals who at the risk of their own life, attempted to save that of another individual.
  • Lifesaving - Awarded to those individuals who have attempted to save the life of another individual, but did not put their own life in jeopardy during the rescue.
  • Meritorious - Awarded to those individuals in recognition of courageous and unselfish service rendered during a time of distress.
  • Outstanding - presented to persons who have performed a courageous act in an attempt to save an individual who was in danger of losing his or her life or to individuals who unselfishly rendered service in a time of emergency.

To view a synopsis of the type of award and each person's heroic actions for 2017, please visit this page: 2017 Lifesaving Award Honorees.

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| 2017 Honorees | 2016 Honorees | 2015 Honorees |

| 2014 Honorees | 2013 Honorees | 2012 Honorees |

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