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CURTIS JOSEPH PRESENTS AWARD TO LOCAL HERO

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
On Wednesday, Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Curtis Joseph made a surprise appearance at Fire Station # 36 in Phoenix to present a Lifesaver Award to Phoenix firefighter Boe Garry for his efforts on the evening of February 13th.

That Tuesday evening, during a hockey game at the Desert Schools Coyotes Center in Peoria, Garry was playing goal for his team when he saw his good friend and teammate Kevin Gantner drop to the ice and stop moving. Garry, a 22-year veteran of the fire department; left his crease and skated over to attend to his fallen friend. He realized that Gantner was not breathing and had no pulse. He quickly transformed into paramedic mode and performed CPR on Gantner for eight minutes. Finally, his heart began beating again and today Gantner is back on his feet and going strong.

Kelly Gantner, the wife of Kevin helped facilitate this ceremony to honor Garry for his efforts in helping to save her husband's life.

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