Sunday, October 25, 2009
Heroes in the Valley
When they come home, there will be a vacant lot where their home once stood.
An off-duty sheriff and his father were nearby and rushed to the scene. They saw a woman, bloody but coherent, and helped her out of the rubble. Her brother was missing, she said. The officer and his father began to look through the debris when they saw a hand. They quickly dug through the rubble and pulled Tony to safety. Then BOOM! Another powerful explosion went off and started fires in the debris and nearby fields.
Two powerful explosions. A courageous, selfless rescue in between. Two men who risked their lives to save others. When interviewed by a TV reporter, the officer said he’d do it again.
The family’s reaction? They’re celebrating that Mary and Tony are safe. They're grateful to the rescuers for their courageous actions. Mary has been released from the hospital and Tony is being treated for burns. He is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.