Ball Ground Police Chief Bryon Reeves was recognized with a lifesaving award at last Thursday night’s Ball Ground City Council meeting. From left, Councilman Lee Prettyman, Reeves and Mayor Rick Roberts.

Ball Ground Police Chief Bryon Reeves was recently credited with saving the life of one of the city’s residents.

The chief was honored with a lifesaving award from Ball Ground Councilman Lee Prettyman at the city council’s meeting last Thursday.

According to city officials, dispatchers recently received a 911 call about a man with a medical emergency. Reeves was the first to respond to the call, and performed CPR on the man until an ambulance arrived and took him to the hospital.

The man recovered and is doing well, Prettyman said.

“They call this a lifesaving award, but I prefer to call it a hero award,” the council member said.

As he was presented the award, the chief received a standing ovation from a packed council meeting room. In addition to the award, Prettyman told Reeves he will also receive a hero’s ribbon that the chief would be able to wear on his uniform.

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