Greg Neft, KSL Newsradio The mom of the police officer being credited with stopping the Trolley Square massacre says he was doing good for the community since early on in his life.
When he was just 17, Ogden Police Officer Kenneth Hammond was saving people. One example was a woman choking at a restaurant he was working at.
Diana Hammond, mother of Ken Hammond: "He did the Heimlich maneuver. I remember him getting a nice card from her."
Diana Hammond says even earlier in Officer Hammond's life he stopped a shoplifter after his manager told him to stop the suspect.
Diana Hammond: "I was a little upset because I thought it was not necessary."
But even those things, Diana says, he never saw himself as a hero.
Diana Hammond: "I think in that way he was just an average kid. He did what he had to do."
But she says he did want to be a fireman early on.