• Man hurt mowing lawn, firefighter finishes yard work

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    A man in Ohio can thank firefighters for not only patching him up after he got hurt mowing his lawn, but also finishing cutting his grass as he recovered.

    It happened Tuesday in Cuyahoga Falls.

    The city’s mayor posted a photo of first responder Dan Grimm that had been taken by the injured man’s neighbor, WJW reported.

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    In the post, Mayor Don Walters thanked Grimm, “for going above and beyond the call of duty,” WJW reported.

    Grimm is a six-year veteran of the fire department.

    “It reminded me of my grandparents and my parents and what I would want somebody to do for them,” Grimm told the Akron Beacon Journal. “I thought I might as well help these nice people out and finish up their lawn so he doesn’t have to strain or anything like that for the rest of the day and worry about three or four strips unmowed and the neighbors looking at him funny.”

    Grimm said it took him five or 10 minutes to finish cutting the grass before he gathered the clippings, according to the newspaper.

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