A college student received a high award from the Michigan State Police today.
James Hodges from Montague was presented a Distinguished Citizen Award for saving a man's life.
Hodges was at a golf course this past July in Oceana County and heard what he believed was a car accident. He rushed to the scene and saw 3 motorcycles that had been involved in a crash. Hodges noticed a male subject not moving and without a pulse. He performed chest compressions and moments later, the victim regained consciousness.
"Without Mr. Hodges coming to the aid of another, the outcome of this crash would have been much worse," said F/Lt. Kevin Leavitt, commanding officer of the Hart Post. "Hodges was willing to come to the aid of another, ultimately saving a life, and this award is a small token of our appreciation for his actions."
Hodges is currently attending West Shore Community College, enrolled in the Criminal Justice program.