(8-8-20) On August 5, 202 0, Berrien County Sheriff L. Paul Bailey presented Citizen Live Saving Awards to Cameron Meade and Austin Stahly.
These live saving awards stemmed fro m the heroic actions of Austin Stahley and
Cameron Meade on June 19, 2020, when they entered the swift moving currents
of the Saint Joseph R iver in the Township of Royalton to save the life of an eight
year old child, who was struggling to survive in the water. Austin Stahley and
Cameron Meade also attempted to save the life of an adult male, who also
entered the water in an attempt to save the child. Unfortunately the adult male
did not survive this ordeal.
These life saving awards were presented by Sheriff Bailey with Honor and