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Press Photo by Katherine Grandstrand Taylor-Richardton Elementary student Eden Bartz accepts the North Dakota Peace Officers Association Lifesaving Award Friday for saving a fellow student with the Heimlich maneuver.

12-year-old accepts award for saving fellow student’s life: North Dakota Peace Officers honor Taylor-Richardton Elementary sixth grader

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TAYLOR — Eden Bartz favorite superhero is Batman, who saves the day by beating up bad guys and leaves them for the police.

But in February the 12-year-old saved the day by performing the Heimlich maneuver on a younger schoolmate, becoming a hero in her own right. She was presented with the North Dakota Peace Officers Association Lifesaving Award for her quick thinking on Friday.

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