On November 9, the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners recognized and honored Deputy Cassie Tolman with the Lifesaving Award for her actions on October 1, 2021. Deputy Tolman responded to a house fire in Port Sheldon Township and rescued a woman who was trapped, while her home was quickly filling with smoke.
The Board of Commissioners thanked Deputy Tolman for her heroic actions and partners, Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority, Port Sheldon Township Fire Department and the Grand Haven Township Fire/Rescue for their teamwork that day. Fire Chief, Brad Dirkse, participated in the ceremony.
Congratulations Deputy Tolman and thank you, Port Sheldon Township Fire Department!
Pictures of the ceremony and fire damage can be viewed here: