Civil Air Patrol
North Tampa - Lutz Cadet Squadron
Silver Medal of Valor Award
Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Michael Daggett
Silver Medal of Valor
3rd November 2006
Senior Master Sergeant Michael P. Daggett was awarded with Civil Air Patrol’s
Silver Medal of Valor. The
presentation was at the Gaylord Hotel in
Cadet Michael P. Daggett of the North Tampa-Lutz Cadet Squadron (Civil
Air Patrol) risked his own life to save that of another.
He and his mother Lori Ingles witnessed a vehicle drive off of 1-75 at
mile marker 265 while returning home from an emergency services bivouac.
The vehicle struck a pole and then burst into flames thus threatening the
life of the adult occupant. Turning
to the values and skills he learned in Civil Air Patrol, and without hesitation,
Cadet Daggett immediately called Florida Highway Patrol with the exact location
of the accident, grabbed the first aid kit and ran toward the burning vehicle.
He moved the victim to a safe distance from the scene.
When Florida Highway Patrol arrived Cadet Daggett identified himself as a
member of CAP and offered to further assist by directing traffic.
While the victim was attempted to be resuscitated by other emergency
responders, Cadet Daggett calmed the other witnesses of the accident.
It is because of his heroic actions that Cadet Daggett was recognized.
Westcott, Lieutenant Colonel, CAP
Tampa-Lutz Cadet Squadron (Civil Air