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First responder

Baltimore Custodian Michael Bond

Michael Bond, a custodian at the Baltimore Processing and Distribution Center, was on the job one day last March when a colleague suffered a heart attack and collapsed.

Bond was the first person on the scene and rushed to his co-worker’s aid — comforting him and keeping him conscious while 911 was called.

Paramedics soon arrived and took the man to a hospital, where he underwent heart surgery.

Bond’s colleague credits him with responding to the crisis with compassion and life-saving urgency.

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