Opportunity Partners Staff Receive Plymouth Police Department Citizen Awards


PLYMOUTH, MINNESOTA – In March 2020, a person served by Opportunity Partners showed signs of choking while eating. Opportunity Partners staff members Jackie Chouinard, Shari Mason and Kaitlyn Wieling quickly recognized the emergency, dialed 911 and successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver. For their quick actions, the three staff members received Citizen Awards during the Plymouth Police Department’s virtual ceremony held earlier this summer.

During the award ceremony, Chouinard, Mason and Wieling were recognized“…not only for calling for assistance but also for having the knowledge to perform the Heimlich maneuver.” The Plymouth Police Department then congratulated the three Opportunity Partners staff members, “…for acting on that life-saving knowledge.”