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9-year-old Fountain girl honored by Sheriff's Office for saving mother's life

February 12, 2018 Updated: February 12, 2018 at 5:47 pm
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photo - Angelia Rose, 9, right, show her mother, Angela Deherrera, the 911 Hero Award medal she received from El Paso County Sheriff’s Office commander Jeff Kramer Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2018, during an assembly at Jordahl Elementary School in Fountain. Rose called 911 on Dec. 20, 2017, when her mother was extremely sick with a fever. Dispatcher Dani Rodgers received the call from Rose and said before the assembly that Rose was brave and calm and even told her mother to sit down and rest because she would take care of everything. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Angelia Rose, 9, right, show her mother, Angela Deherrera, the 911 Hero Award medal she received from El Paso County Sheriff’s Office commander Jeff Kramer Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2018, during an assembly at Jordahl Elementary School in Fountain. Rose called 911 on Dec. 20, 2017, when her mother was extremely sick with a fever. Dispatcher Dani Rodgers received the call from Rose and said before the assembly that Rose was brave and calm and even told her mother to sit down and rest because she would take care of everything. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock) 

A 9-year-old girl's quick thinking might have saved her mother's life, and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office honored her Monday.

Angelia Rose was presented with the 911 Hero Award at 1:30 p.m. at Jordahl Elementary School in Fountain. Angelia called 911 on Dec. 20 when her mother, Angela, had difficulty breathing and was in severe pain.

Her daughter called the emergency line, gave her address and answered all of the dispatcher's questions while letting her mother know that help was on the way. Angelia's classmates cheered her on when she got kudos for calling 911. After the presentation, Angelia talked about this special honor, as her classmates applauded her, "It was kind of nerve-wracking, but at the same time it was exciting," she said of the incident.

The Sheriff's Office lauded Angelia's fast thinking and calm under pressure.

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