Covington rec­og­nizes heroic ef­forts

City em­ployee in­jured dur­ing call to fix downed power lines

The Covington News - - LOCAL - JACKIE GUTKNECHT jgutknecht@cov­news.com

Four Covington Fire­fight­ers re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion Mon­day night af­ter recog­ni­tion of their life­sav­ing work.

Covington City Man­ager Leigh Anne Knight rec­og­nized Covington Fire Depart­ment em­ploy­ees: Capt. James Cox, Lt. Tim Martin, FAO Clay Boggs and Fire­fighter Daniel Spell.

“The four guys were out on a call last Satur­day night – it was prob­a­bly 11:30ish, I think was when the call came in – we had some down power lines and they rolled out to make sure that there was noth­ing go­ing on that needed their as­sis­tance,” Knight said. “In the course of the evening, one of our em­ploy­ees was ac­tu­ally in an ac­ci­dent that could have been trag­i­cally worse.

“For­tu­nately he only has some burns and due to the life­sav­ing ef­forts of th­ese guys, he was air-flighted, he was elec­tro­cuted, but be­cause of their quick work and their good work he is with us to­day and we are very thank­ful for them.” The in­jured em­ployee is a mem­ber of the Covington Elec­tric Depart­ment.

Jackie Gutknecht | The Covington News

Covington Fire Depart­ment em­ploy­ees are rec­og­nized dur­ing Mon­day night’s Covington City Coun­cil meet­ing. Pic­tured, from left: FAO Clay Boggs, Fire­fighter Daniel Spell, Cap­tain James Cox and Lieu­tenant Tim Martin.

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