Governor Scott Walker presented special award to 12 members of the Wisconsin State Patrol for saving lives and other special services on Wednesday afternoon at the state capital. The officers were nominated for their awards by their fellow members of the state patrol for action that go above and beyond the call of duty. Locally, Trooper Kristian P. Perales from West Bend was recognized for saving the life of a choking woman. Trooper Perales was at a West Bend restaurant with his family on April 20th, when his wife pointed out a woman who was choking. The victim was grabbing her throat and stating to turn blue. The victim’s granddaughter was trying to perform the Heimlich maneuver, but with no success. Trooper Perales stepped in and properly rendered the Heimlich maneuver. For his professional response to an emergency and with successful actions, Trooper Perales received the Lifesaving Award. This is the fourth time in his career that Trooper Perlaes from West Bend received this award.