Chief Mike Leum Saves Lives, On And Off Duty

09/08/2011 04:20 pm ET | Updated Nov 08, 2011

If you injure yourself during a Monkey Canyon cliff jump or are lost in Angeles National Forest, chances are one man will rescue you–and he also happens to be a La Crescenta dad.

Sheriff’s officials honored Reserve Chief Mike Leum with two gold medals of valor for his heroic service during the deadly 2009 Station Fire and for saving a man he saw attempting to kill himself on the Foothill (210) Freeway: Leum darted into oncoming traffic to save him.


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