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Spirit of the Springs Award to be presented by Mayor Bach
Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Colorado Springs, CO – Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to Monte Bullard.

  • Monday, July 21
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Panera Bread - 7344 North Academy Boulevard

Monte Hostetter Bullard, an employee at Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe, performed the lifesaving Heimlich maneuver on Catherine Olin, a resident of Canon City, Colorado. Catherine and her husband were visiting Colorado Springs for the afternoon and having dinner at Panera Bread when Catherine began choking. Monte immediately headed toward her and performed the Heimlich maneuver on her without hesitation. His quick thinking and fast reaction to the situation saved her life.