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Posing for a photo are (from left) firefighters/ paramedics Andrew Schofield, Lauren Ternes, Eric Chmura, Lt. Wes Lancaster; NL resident Leo Jimenez, NL resident Dick Schofield; Battalion Chief Dennis Randolph and firefighter Matthew Duda. Firefighter Craig Cousins and Lt. Lucas Rettke are not pictured. Photo Submitted
Dick Schofield (left) talks with NLFPD Chief Dan Turner about the Life Saver Award before Schofield presented eight firefighters and his neighbor each with one.
Dick Schofield (right) smiles with his arm around his neighbor, Leo Jimenez, who helped save his life.
Sean Hastings, Editor
12:59 pm CDT October 28, 2019

If the train of New Lenox resident Dick Schofield’s wife, Debbie, would have been five minutes late on July 1, he thinks the heart attack he had that day would have killed him. 

Instead, she got home around 6:30 p.m. as usual on that summer Monday, but when Schofield, 55, got up off the couch to give her a kiss, he collapsed.