(September 5, 2012. Brawley) The Brawley City Counsel honored Sheila Riley for her heroic efforts by jumping into the Central Main Canal to rescue a lady whose car had gone into the canal on July 30, 2012.
Jay Kruger with the Brawley Public Safety Committee presented a certificate of recognition to Riley.
Council Member Ryan Kelley said, â€œThe idea behind this is to promote citizenship in our community. Iâ€™d like to see us establish a Medal of Citizenship to recognize someone in our community who did something nice for someone else.â€
â€œWe are very proud of you, Sheila,â€ said Mayor George Nava. â€œWe wanted to show you our appreciation. Congratulations.â€
Riley received a bouquet of flowers from the City. Â Â
A representative from the office of Assembly Member Manuel Perez presented Riley with a Certificate of Appreciation from the State Assembly.
â€œThank you very much,â€ said Riley. â€œI didnâ€™t expect this at all. I just hope that if anybody was in this situation they would do the same thing. I really appreciate it.â€