Morning News â€”Bob Hudson
Shelley Fire Chief Mike Carter reads a plaque honoring Rozzlyn Cazier (center) as a hometown hero for her role in saving her mother Amber's life last month.
Seven-year-old Rozzlyn Cazier may not look like a hero, but she has a plaque from the Shelley Fire Department that declares that she is.
Fire Chief Mike Carter presented the plaque and gift certificates from Red Robin and Kiwi Loco to Rozzlyn in front of her schoolmates at Sunrise Elementary on Friday.
On Oct. 8 of this year, Amber Cazier and Rozzlyn were in an arena near Shelley. Amber, a horse trainer, was inside when a horse kicked her in the face. Amber suffered serious skull fractures.
Rozzlyn apparently came in and found her badly injured mother in the dirt. She then dug around, found her mother's cell phone and called 911.
Rozzlyn had the presence of mind to find that phone and, with the help of the dispatcher at the Bingham County Sheriff's Office, guided the ambulance to the arena, Carter noted.
"If Rozzlyn hadn't been calm, her mother would have died," Carter told the students. "She's a Home Town Hero."
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