7/13/11 – DNR Conservation Wardens from Columbia and Jefferson County were among 16 statewide honored this week in a Capitol ceremony recognizing their life-saving efforts. Casey Krueger and Paul Nadolski of Columbia County risked their personal safety to free a driver from a vehicle trapped in the rising Fox River in June 2008. David Walz of Jefferson County performed CPR on a man found without a pulse by his daughter in October 2008. Each warden honored with the Life-Saving Award received a plaque and a pin. The wardens were selected by a panel of their peers who examined nominations submitted by supervisors from 2007 to present. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp says the wardens exemplify courage by risking their own safety and responding with quick professionalism.