For Immediate Release: Aug. 11, 2011
receive the Life Saving and Heroism Award
ARIZ. (Aug. 11, 2011)
The Goodyear Life Saving and Heroism Award was recently presented to city
employees Robert Vargas and Linda Shapcott for their heroic and life-saving
actions in an emergency situation.
a collision on July 12, 2011 between a small car and delivery truck on Estrella
Parkway near the Gila River Bridge, Vargas and Shapcott acted swiftly, bravely
and without regard for their own safety.
helped pull the driver of the truck to safety and away from a rapidly spreading
fire, rendered aid at the scene, called emergency responders immediately for
help, paid close attention to the injured driver despite the stress of the situation,
and later gave detailed, helpful descriptions of the events.
was with gratitude and pride City Manager John Fischbach presented the Goodyear
Life Saving and Heroism Award engraved plaques to Robert Vargas and Linda
Shapcott on Aug. 11, 2011.