Area Resident Presented With Governor’s Life Saving Award

A northwest Iowa man on Monday received a Governor’s Life Saving award during a ceremony at the statehouse in Des Moines.

The award was presented to Andrew Krieg of Cylinder. Krieg, a farm hand in rural Palo Alto County, rescued an elderly person from a burning home on November 28th of last year. Someone who noticed smoke coming from the home called Krieg and asked him to drive over and check. Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner Stephen Bayens said when Kreig arrived, the home was on fire, the door was locked, and he could see someone was inside…

Krieg also rescued a dog from the burning structure.

Bayens said the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office described Krieg as a “farmer, neighbor, and an exceptional human being.