Michigan attorney who saved kids in car bombing honored

LaSALLE, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan lawyer has been given an award for his actions during a car bombing last year.

Erik Chappell was one of 12 people honored during the Monroe County American Red Cross' 10th annual Everyday Heroes Event.

Chappell told the audience that even though the bombing was deeply traumatic, he found solace in the people of Monroe.

According to The Monroe Evening News, Chappell said his family was "in a pretty dark place," but the community's "support uplifted us."

Each year the organization selects individuals from the area who perform extraordinary tasks to help others.

Chappell was the recipient of the Adult Good Samaritan Award for his efforts to save his sons, Grant and Cole, while calling 911.

No arrests have been made in the Sept. 20 attack.

Published: Tue, Mar 13, 2012


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