Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Honors Western Colorado Hero Brian Sours [PHOTOS]
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office held an awards ceremony this morning honoring a man whose selfless actions saved the life of a 69-year-old Grand Junction man.
Earlier today at the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, dozens of people were in attendance as Brian Sours was presented with the "Citizen Distinguished Service Award" by Sheriff Rebecca Spiess, Pete Hautzinger, and in his final act as Sheriff, Stan Hilkey.
On January 31, 2013, Brian Sours and Frankie Fielding witnessed an auto accident on Orchard Mesa on 29 Road and Highway 50. Unbeknownst to Sours at the time, the driver, 69-year-old Arlie Jordan, had suffered a massive heart attack while behind the wheel. Sours managed to force the window to the vehicle, remove the driver, and perform CPR until paramedics arrived.
The driver, Arlie Jordan, spent the next 54 days at St. Mary's Hospital, most of it in a coma.
L to R: at podium Sheriff Rebecca Spiess, Stan Hilkey, Brian Sours, Gloria Jordan, Arlie Jordan
Until this morning, Jordan and Sours had not met face to face, that is of course, with the exception of the incident In January . The other party involved in the rescue, Frankie Fielding, was unable to attend the ceremony.