First AACOG 'Kid Hero' Award
Photo by Judith Pannebaker
The first recipient of AACOG's (Alamo Area Council of Governments) Kid Hero Award is Bandera County's Nicholas "Nick" Granado for his exemplary conduct during a 9-1-1 emergency assistance call. Amber Chupp, a county telecommunicator, center, and Kay Roberts with AACOG's 9-1-1 program presented Granado with a certificate and medal during the Thursday, August 14, meeting of commissioners court.
Roberts noted that on March 16, 2013, Nick Granado had called 9-1-1 to report that, after choking during a family party, his uncle had passed out and was not breathing. With the assistance of dispatcher Angel Yates, Granado literally saved his uncle's life. "After quickly calling 9-1-1, Nick made sure that one of the adults at the party began CPR," Roberts said. "Nick stayed calm, relaying instructions about the CPR procedure as they were given to him." Administrators with the Bandera County Sheriff's Office nominated Granado for the AACOG award for "handling this emergency with bravery and courage."
After congratulating Granado, County Judge Richard Evans added, "It is not too often we get to recognize someone who did something special."