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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office


For Immediate Release: Aug. 11, 2011



Goodyear employees receive the Life Saving and Heroism Award



GOODYEAR, 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.


After 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.


They 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.


It 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.





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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749