Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Citizen and City Recognition

At last night's city council meeting recognition was given to two young citizens and to the city.

Daryn & Damian Duncan two very young men, were recognized for their actions that quite possibly saved the lives of some neighbors.  On December 14, 2013 there was a fire next door to the house that the Duncan brothers were visiting.  They notified the adults in their group and then got them to go next door to wake the residents of the house that was on fire.  Their actions allowed for the Shawnee FD to respond in a timely manner and to minimize damage and injury.  It's heartwarming to see that these young folks apparently paid attention to what they had been told to do in the event of an emergency.  Good education on the part of the parents.

The city received the Above and Beyond Award and the Seven Seals Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves-Kansas Committee.  Shawnee has for many years gone the extra mile when it comes to supporting its employees in the Guard and/or Reserve who get activated for duty, especially for assignment to hostile areas of the world.  Being called to active duty under these circumstances is never easy for the service member, or their family.  Knowing that your employer has your "six" can be very comforting.

Congrats to the Duncan brothers and the City.