Recognizing Chris Mayhew for his Outstanding Act of Bravery

April 30, 2013

Madame Chairman:

It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Chris Mayhew from Boy Scout Troop 1131 for being awarded the Medal of Merit from the Boy Scout’s National Court of Honor.

Mayhew, whose troop is located in Braddock District, was returning with his family from a trip to Virginia Beach. While driving on I-64, a car in front of his family’s car swerved off the road and flipped over as it went down an embankment. Chris immediately told his mother to stop the car so he could go help. He then directed his mom to call 9-1-1 while he ran down the embankment to the car. Thankfully, the car had landed right side up and the driver was able to exit under his own power. However, the driver had some serious cuts that required first aid attention. Chris ran back to his car, grabbed a bottle of water and napkins to help clean the driver’s cuts and stanch bleeding from one particularly deep cut. When first responders arrived about 10 minutes later, Chris gathered the driver’s personal belongings and put them into the ambulance with the driver.

Chris, a sophomore at Robinson Secondary School, was awarded the Medal of Merit for an “outstanding act of service or a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.”

Without objection, I ask that the Board of Supervisors congratulate Chris for his achievement and invite him to come before the Board to be formally recognized.


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