Sheila Riley honored by City of Brawley

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Sheila Riley accepts plaque for heroism
Sheila Riley of Brawley honored for her heroism of saving a life at the risk of her own

 

(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, “The idea behind this is to promote citizenship in our community. I’d like to see us establish a Medal of Citizenship to recognize someone in our community who did something nice for someone else.”

“We are very proud of you, Sheila,” said Mayor George Nava. “We wanted to show you our appreciation. Congratulations.”

Riley received a bouquet of flowers from the City.   

A representative from the office of Assembly Member Manuel Perez presented Riley with a Certificate of Appreciation from the State Assembly.

“Thank you very much,” said Riley. “I didn’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.”

Sheila Riley

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