Local life savers applauded at County Commission meeting

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Two Shawnee County employees are being called heroes Monday after noticing a lady on the other end of the phone was having a stroke.

Shawnee County Appraiser Steve Bauman shared the story with Commissioners Monday morning.

He said two of his office assistants, Tomlin Robinson and Tanya Biswell, were on the phone with an elderly woman last Wednesday. Robinson said she realized something was wrong when the woman began crying, had delayed reactions and kept apologizing. Biswell called an ambulance and the woman was taken to the hospital.

The next day, the woman's caretaker went to the Appraiser's Office to tell Robinson and Biswell the woman was having a stroke and they saved her life.

"To me, I just feel like I was just doing my job," Robinson said. "I mean, I treat her like I treat anyone else. I stay on the phone, I help them, I make sure they're taken care of."

Commissioner Kevin Cook thanked both women for their service and taking the extra step.