(From West Pierce Fire & Rescue)
On Monday, the Lakewood City Council recognized Army Pfc. Jose Delgado was recognized for his heroism in helping a woman who was hit by her car while pumping gas.
On July 24th, a car drove into a gas station and hit a woman who was pumping gas. Delgado reacted to a chaotic scene, which ended in a woman being able to keep her partially amputated foot. Due to his quick reaction and instincts, he was able to help the woman before firefighters arrived. Without his help, the patient may have had a very different outcome.
At the Lakewood City Council meeting, Mayor Richardson, Police Chief Farrar and Fire Chief Ken Sharp all spoke to Delgado’s heroic actions and thanked him for his bravery. Chief Sharp presented him with a plaque, as well as a belt to replace the one he used as a tourniquet for the patient. She was also in the audience, recovering from her injuries.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue would like to thank Delgado for managing such a stressful situation and making it easier for paramedics to help and transport this patient.