No Filter: Heroes

ST. GEORGE – Southern Utah has its heroes, many of whom are never much recognized, but the American Red Cross joined by state and local officials paid tribute to some of them at a reception in St. George Thursday. “No Filter Show” Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair enjoyed the lunch but more so enjoyed a welcome into some of the recognized heroes’ homes where they shared a bit of their stories and a lot of heart.

“I believe that the paramedic’s job isn’t finished when the uniform comes off,” Adam Phillips said.

It’s about empowering children in their time of need when they’re not able to help themselves, B.A.C.A. President J-Dawg said.

“As an EMT, you come into people’s lives, usually as a stranger, at one of their darkest, most troubling or difficult times,” Enterprise Mayor Lee Bracken, long known as the city’s own personal 911, said.

That was a sneak peek. Join us for more in this “Local Heroes Edition,” Episode 38 of the “No Filter Show.”

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Read more on the reception and those recognized: American Red Cross recognizes Southern Utah heroes; STGnews Videocast

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  • Candice McMahon March 31, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Great job….

  • CaliGirl April 3, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I see Paul Ford is in Purgatory. Is he doing a “No Filter” show on being an inmate? Or is he in there looking for poor decision Giraffe Man?

    • Joyce Kuzmanic April 4, 2015 at 6:33 am

      Weekend commitment to satisfy a civil matter, Cali.
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

      • Chris April 4, 2015 at 8:58 am

        No one goes to jail for a “civil matter.” You can only be booked in jail for a criminal violation. So, tell us Joyce, since you seem to know, what crime did he commit?

        • Joyce Kuzmanic April 4, 2015 at 9:27 am

          It’s a commitment order in connection with a civil matter, Chris.

          • Chris April 4, 2015 at 9:42 am

            BS. I repeat. You cannot be jailed for any “civil” matter. Penalties in the civil law never include jail time. He was obviously convicted of a crime.

          • Chris April 4, 2015 at 10:54 am

            The sheriff’s website indicates that he was convicted of a class A misdemeanor, but it does not specify which one. Court records, which are public, will disclose the details. Class A is the most serious of the misdemeanors and includes theft in excess $1500 and most drug possession charges. Even DUI is only a class B misdemeanor. As a supposed news service, you do us a disservice by not specifying what crime Paul Ford committed.

          • Joyce Kuzmanic April 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

            Chris, see my reply to Harold S. please.

  • fred_wilson April 3, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I was very baffled when viewing the purgatory bookings website to see that paul ford is booked, What did he do??

    • Joyce Kuzmanic April 4, 2015 at 6:33 am

      Weekend commitment to satisfy a civil matter, Fred.
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

      • fred_wilson April 4, 2015 at 7:02 pm

        right,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i was wondering what crime he committed to need to go to jail, i also understand that you, being a fellow employee of the same company as paul, wouldn’t want to throw him under the bus by telling us what he did, so i was hoping a reader that might know could chime in, but thanks

  • CaliGirl April 4, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Eh, a little censorship from SGN? I see my comment hasn’t been “approved” yet.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic April 4, 2015 at 6:34 am

      Eh, I was just sleeping, Cali. It happens.
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

  • Harold S. April 4, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Joyce, Chris is right. No one goes to jail on a civil matter. Now it may have started as a civil matter that turned into a violation of a court order or failure to obey a court order on a civil matter, but the actual charge would be criminal if he was ordered to serve time in Purgatory. Violating any court order is criminal even if it was an order on a civil matter. Be interesting to see what the commitment order Paul is in for. Must be some type of court order violation. A friend of mine got a civil judgement against him and was ordered to pay off a debt that he had acquired. He failed to do so and as a result of that, he was arrested on the civil matter, but charged was criminal, for failure to obey a court order. So he went to jail on a criminal charge that derived from a criminal matter, not a civil charge.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic April 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

      That is closer to what happened, Harold, except in his case Paul acted on advice of counsel, and an order wasn’t modified to reflect a credit that was given in a civil matter. As a result, the judge committed him to Purgatory for the weekend. He will address this, himself, in an upcoming “No Filter Show.”

      • Chris April 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm

        I really don’t know why you won’t acknowledge the fact here–Paul Ford was convicted of a class A misdemeanor (a CRIMINAL act), perhaps arising from his failure to obey a court order in a civil action. He was sentenced to a weekend (perhaps more) in jail. Maybe, he will say that it’s all a big misunderstanding or that he received bad counsel (LOL, I can just hear him saying either one), but that does not change the fact of his conviction. You have done your best to sugar coat the whole thing to cover for your cohort.

      • fred_wilson April 4, 2015 at 7:04 pm

        oh, disregard my above reply to you, i hadn’t yet read this far down before replying to you

  • Harold S. April 4, 2015 at 11:29 am

    We’ll, tell Paul that’s why I never listen to lawyers. They are only in it for themselves and its all about the $$$$$. To bad that our judicial system is so complicated that a person can’t defend themselves without having to obtain a lawyer. Thats what is wrong with American politics today, too many lawyers screwing everything up. Good luck Paul and hang in there buddy.

  • fun bag April 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm


    • Chris April 5, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      Watch it, don’t use that loaded word “jail.” Note that Joyce was careful not to use that word, or for that matter the other wholly appropriate words–“crime”, “conviction”, or “sentence.” Instead, he was “committed to Purgatory on a civil matter.”

  • Real Life April 6, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Oh lighten up already. I highly doubt he is in jail for being a pedophile, which half of Colorado City should be in for.

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