County Commissioners Dave Battaglia and Bob Bower (left) pose with group of heroes who rescued and resuscitated a little girl trapped inside an overturned pickup truck in an icy creek in Plumcreek Township on February 13th. They are: (L-R) Dave Marshall, Tim Harkleroad, Brandon Richardson, Scott Harkleroad and Chad Harkleroad. At far right, Commissioner Rich Fink stands next to Elderton Mayor Larry Prugh, accepting the award for Elderton Police Chief Mike Pearson who was out of town during the March 15th awards ceremony.
(See Certificate of Commendation, below.)
CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION
On the afternoon of February 13th 2012 in Plum Creek Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, a pickup truck skidded off a roadway and plunged into an icy creek, trapping a small child, Carman Bills, 4, of nearby Shelocta, Indiana County.
As Providence would have it, a construction work crew happened immediately upon the scene. Workers dashed to the crash site and pulled the little girl from the vehicle, then administered live-saving C.P.R. Without the quick response of the construction crew and subsequent “first responder” life-support by police, a life would most likely have been lost.
And so, in recognition of heroic demonstrations of extraordinary skill and resourcefulness in saving the life of a helpless child, the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners herein gratefully acknowledges and commends the following individuals:
SCOTT HARKLEROAD, CHAD HARKLEROAD, TIM HARKEROAD, BRANDON RICHARDSON AND DAVE MARSHALL OF RURAL VALLEY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; AND ELDERTON BOROUGH POLICE OFFICER MIKE PEARSON.
Presented this day of March 15 2012