Hartford Man Receives Citizen Award

(Hartford, SD) — A Hartford man is being honored with a Citizens Service Medal from the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office. Darin Lewno is responsible for intervening in a mental health crisis before a man contemplated taking his own life back in April. He was on his way home from work when he noticed someone on the edge of the Interstate 90 overpass at the Dell Rapids exit. Lewno approached the individual in crisis, spoke calmly and kindly to them, and was able to get them to step back off the ledge. Darin was grateful for the award but insisted he just did what any good citizen would do, and he commended the sheriff’s department for their work and their quick response time to the crisis.

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