Mayor Lovero presented honorable mentions to Julian Garcia and Nathan Rodriguez for taking action to save a woman’s life on Halloween.
On Halloween night, the two friends visited a house in the 3700 block of Harvey Avenue. They knocked, but only heard barking dogs. The back door was open, so they looked inside and saw the woman laying on her basement floor at the bottom of the stairs. They immediately ran to alert their parents who called the authorities.
The woman, in her late 60s, said she had fallen down the stairs three days before and hadn’t moved since, according to MySuburbanLife.com. She had a cervical fracture and was treated for hypothermia.
“I am very glad of myself,” Rodriguez said after receiving awards. Garcia quickly agreed, “Me, too!”
Garcia and Rodriguez are third-graders at Pershing School.
“The community is our eyes and ears, and these guys did a great job. We thank them,” said Police Chief James Ritz.