City work­ers lauded heros

The Times (Northeast Benton County) - - FRONT PAGE - FROM STAFF RE­PORTS

Got Your 6ix Project Inc. is proud to rec­og­nize Klay Garner, Dustin Phy and Aaron Clark for their heroic ac­tions that saved the life of an el­derly woman from a house fire that took place this past week, Bran­don John­son, direc­tor of Got Your 6ix Project, said.

The three (who work for the city of Pea Ridge) had just left lunch at the Pea Ridge Cafe and were head­ing back to the shop on North Davis Street. The jeep in front of them had slammed on its brakes and im­me­di­ately pulled into a drive­way, ac­cord­ing to John­son.

When they saw the fire, they first made sure 911 had been called, then ran up to the house and were al­most suc­cess­ful in putting out the fire with their fire ex­tin­guisher. How­ever, it ran out. The fire started in the car­port and had spread to the side of the house. See­ing this, Clark ran up to the door and be­gan fran­ti­cally pound­ing on the door to see if any­body was home.

That’s when the oc­cu­pant, an el­derly lady, an­swered and was as­sisted, along with her dog, safely out of the house. Clark also tried to save the cat, but was un­able.

“It’s a small ges­ture that doesn’t fully re­ward their heroic ac­tions, but I’m proud to rec­og­nize th­ese city heroes!” John­son said.

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Bran­don John­son with Got Your 6ix Project Inc. pre­sented T-shirts Satur­day to three city em­ploy­ees — Klay Garner, Dustin Phy and Aaron Clark — for their hero­ism this past week.

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