Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. on Tuesday announced John Treon as the winner of the award, which recognizes someone who helped protect a child or has done work protecting children in the community.
Treon heard a 17-year-old girl’s screams Sept. 24, 2020, when Johnny Hansen attacked her with a mallet on the Iron Horse Park trail in Centerville. Treon confronted and yelled at Hansen, who then fled. Treon helped the injured girl, Jemma Manley, to his home and called 911. She was taken to a local hospital, where she received nearly 100 stitches on her head, the prosecutor said.