Officers who risked their own health and safety in attempting to extract two fire victims were presented with citations at the June 9th municipal meeting of the Wright Township Board of Supervisors.
Supervisor Candace Smith made the presentation to “Wright Township Police Officer Michael G. Marshall, Fairview Township Police Officer John A. Gyory and State Police Officer Robert F. Gavin for their heroic action on August 9, 2013 when responding to a house fire at 4 Walden Drive.”
The citations specified, “The Wright Township Board of Supervisors hereby acknowledges your heroic action on August 9, 2013 when, trying to rescue two people trapped inside, you twice went into the burning home at 4 Walden Drive and also tried to enter from the rear of the home and from the garage.”
The heroic acts cited refer to the selfless actions of the officers in trying to save Mary Ann Navin and her 2 year-old grandson, Jack, both of whom sadly perished in the fire.
In addition to the citations, Police Chief Royce Engler presented the officers with plaques from the police department commending them for their actions.
In other business, three bids were received for a project to repair the township’s salt shed. Zampetti announced the bids: Champion Builders $17,892.00, Bellucci Construction Co. $19,875.00 and Roccograndi $19,775.00. Supervisors Jerry Uram made a motion to award the contract to the low bidder, Champion Builders for $17,892.00.
The board reported that the MACOG Compost Site, located in the Crestwood Industrial Park is now opened on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm instead of 10 am to 2 pm.