Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Halifax Fire Department’s first annual awards night, previously scheduled for Thursday, March 19th, had to be cancelled. Fire Chief Viveiros has decided that instead of continuing to delay, the department will begin announcing the award recipients.
Today, Citizen Hero Awards were presented to John Keegan and Christine Tompkins.
On December 21st a small aircraft plummeted into the icy waters of the East Monponsett Lake. The pilot, who was soaking wet and could not swim, was able to climb on top of the aircraft as it slowly began to sink. Without hesitation or concern for his own safety, John immediately utilized a neighbor’s canoe and paddled through the icy water to make the rescue. In recognition of his valor and heroism, John Keegan was honored with the Citizen Hero Award.
Christine Tompkins truly embodies the spirit of community and selflessness that who care as much about our seniors and display such willingness to help their neighbor, as Crissy does. Even as this award is presented Christine continues to once again serve our community. As quickly as the Coronavirus appeared so did the need for additional PPE. Crissy immediately recognized that need and continues to put in countless hours sewing masks for anyone who might need one.
In recognition of her countless acts of human kindness, Christine Tompkins was honored with the Citizen Hero Award.
Congratulations John and Christine !!