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By Matthew Stephens
Valley Herald 

Local boy given award

Saved mother last Summer


Last updated 12/21/2023 at 1:05pm

Matthew Stephens | Valley Herald

Eight year old Leonel Bermudez wears Captain Josh Loftin's helmet as he sits in the fire truck on Dec. 20. Loftin nominated Bermudez for a Life Saving Award for his actions in July 2023.

SPOKANE VALLEY – A local child was given a service award during the Dec. 11 Fire Commission meeting.

Eight-year-old Leonel Bermudez was presented with a Life Saving Award for his heroic actions that helped save his mother's life on July 5, 2023.

Bermudez, who was nominated by Spokane Valley Engine Nine Captain Josh Loftin, showcased remarkable composure and maturity during a medical emergency, earning him recognition from the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

Monica Bermudez, Leonel's mother, had been experiencing seizures over the past couple of years.

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