ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. -- (KTVI) -- Nine-year-old Nicholas Day doesn't have to wear a gold shield to prove his bravery. But Tuesday morning they gave him one anyway.
"You did a great job, okay, so keep it up. It's kids like you that make other kids stronger, and you just keep it up," says Sheriff Rick Watson, St. Clair County Sheriff.
Tuesday morning at High Mount School in Swansea, Illinois, law enforcement officials from the Belleville police department, Illinois state police, and St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson rallied behind Nicholas Day's courage and made him an honorary lieutenant.