Red Cross Community Heroes Awards Kroeze, Fitzgerald

posted Mar 14, 2019, 6:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
Barron County was well  represented yesterday at the Annual Red Cross Community Heroes Award Breakfast in Eau Claire. 

Musician Chris Kroeze was name a community hero and Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald was presented the Hero of a Lifetime award.  

Chris Kroeze was singled out by the Red Cross for the attention he brought to the nation about the Jayme Closs Tragedy.  

Chris said says winning the award is nice, but he feels he just did what he could do. 

During the ceremony, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald received a standing ovation from a crowd of over 200 people, but stressed during his remarks that his continued success is a team effort. 

Yesterday's Red Cross award ceremony also acknowledged the first responders to the hit and run tragedy with the Lake Hallie Girl Scouts last fall, and other dedicated Red Cross volunteers in the region.