Camp counselor who saved kids from harm receives recognition from city

Chloe Haag receives a citation from Mayor John B. O'Reilly, Jr., at the Dearborn Administrative Center. Haag was recognized for acting quickly to protect children attending Summer Camp at The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center from a stray driver who jumped a curb. Also pictured are Melanie Horger (left), Dearborn summer camp site coordinator, and Greg Orner (right), Dearborn Director of Recreation and Parks.

Chloe Haag receives a citation from Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., at the Dearborn Administrative Center. Haag was recognized for acting quickly to protect children attending Summer Camp at The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center from a stray driver who jumped a curb. Also pictured are Melanie Horger (left), Dearborn summer camp site coordinator, and Greg Orner (right), Dearborn Director of Recreation and Parks.

DEARBORN – Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. recently recognized the heroic actions of a Dearborn summer camp counselor who protected children in harm’s way.

The mayor met with counselor Chloe Haag and presented her with a citation honoring her for the actions she displayed in the face of danger in June.

Haag risked her own safety by ushering the children under her care from the path of an errant vehicle near a parking lot at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Haag successfully prevented any of the children from being harmed. She suffered minor injuries.

“I am pleased to recognize someone who went out of their way to make sure our own were taken care of,” O’Reilly said July 19 as he presented the citation to Haag, a Dearborn resident and student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Haag, 20, is a first-year camp counselor who had been on the job for less than a week before the incident. She said instinct guided her actions and she felt honored to be recognized by the mayor.

“I was a bit shaken up by the whole thing, but I think anyone would have done what I did,” Haag said.

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