Forest Park Forever Gardener Colleen Autry Hailed as a Hero in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Colleen Autry in the World's Fair Pavilion. Photograph by Chris Lee.

Colleen Autry in the World's Fair Pavilion. Photograph by Chris Lee.

Last October, Forest Park Forever Gardener Colleen Autry came to the aid of a Park visitor who suffered a major injury from a bicycle accident near Government Hill. Colleen's first-aid training and calm demeanor allowed her to quickly assess the situation and make sure the woman was taken care of. She called 911, guided the ambulance to the scene and comforted the woman's children. Thankfully, the woman recovered, and even tracked Colleen down a few weeks later to extend her gratitude.

Colleen's heroism was noticed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where she is profiled in their 2015 Salute to Heroes special section. You can find her story on the Post-Dispatch website, and even listen to Colleen recount that day's events in the video accompanying the article.