This Monday at the Board of Supervisors meeting, Tree & Brush Foreman Curtis Lacey was honored for a recent act of heroism involving freeing a car wreck victim who was trapped.
According to the resolution prepared by Supervisor Shawn Jackson, Curtis Lacey, “an esteemed employee of the Warren County Road Department” was on duty when he saw the wreck at around 12:30 pm on Oct. 30.
“Lacey demonstrated extraordinary courage and quick thinking,” read the resolution, “He noticed smoke emanating from a resident’s vehicle, indicating a potentially perilous situation… in a selfless act of heroism, Lacey immediately sprung into action approaching the distressed vehicle with an unwavering commitment to the safety of the vehicle’s occupant.”
According to the resolution, initially the occupant was not visible, but further inspection revealed, “a woman trapped under the steering wheel and in imminent danger. Without hesitation Curtis Lacey persistently sought to gain access to the vehicle… knocking out a window to reach the victim and secure her safety.”
In response to the praise Lacey received for his act, he stated simply, “God put me in the right place at the right time.”
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We have heroes around us every day, but it’s not often that we can take a moment to recognize true acts of heroism,” said Board President Kelle Barfield.