Each Friday morning at 6:30 a.m., 98.1 KHAK's Brain & Courtlin pay tribute to an Eastern Iowa first responder. The weekly honoree receives a $25 gift card to Wild Hogs Saloon and Eatery in Walford and a $25 gift card to Honor and Respect.

Today we honor Sarah Degen, who was nominated by Jonathan Degen! The entry reads:

"Sarah has spent almost 30 years as a First Responder in Iowa County and she is also a paramedic/registered nurse. She nurses by day and first responds by night. Her skills and demeanor with patients are above reproach. She has been involved in many tragic situations and has remained calm and done her job. She juggles all this while being a mother and a wife of a State Trooper for 24 years. She supports her community, as well. She will be completely humbled by this nomination, but I'm sure her co-workers and patients would strongly agree with the sentiment."

Jonathan Degen
Jonathan Degen

Our First Responder Friday winners are selected from nominations submitted by you! You can make a nomination below. When including your photo, please keep in mind that any kids in the picture need to be your own. Please let us know if we have parental permission to post the children, otherwise their faces will be covered when the photo is published to our sites.

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