Director with LaPorte’s Larson-Danielson Construction earns Life Saver Award

Tony Oss (Photo courtesy of Larson-Danielson.)

LaPorte, Indiana-based Larson-Danielson Construction and Facet Architecture announced that Anthony “Tony” Oss was honored with the prestigious Life Saver Award at the CAF/NWIBRT Awards Banquet on May 9.

In addition to his professional role as director of pre-construction and design services at Larson-Danielson and Facet Architecture, Oss serves as the linebackers coach for the La Porte High School Slicers football team, demonstrating his dedication to both his profession and community.

The award recognizes Oss’s heroic and quick-thinking actions on July 18, 2023, while with the La Porte Slicers at Trine. During this time, he provided life-saving efforts to a man in cardiac arrest, who had a 100% blockage in his heart. Thanks to Oss’s rapid response, coupled with the efforts of the athletic trainer for Trine and first responders in Angola, the man’s life was saved.

Oss’s swift and decisive actions that day illustrate his professional training and personal courage. His actions underscore the critical importance of first aid skills and serve as an inspiring reminder of selfless bravery.

Following this event, Oss was awarded a Letter of Commendation for his heroic and life-saving actions by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office on July 26, 2023.