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Salvation Army truck drivers receive award for bravery!

Submitted by on August 19, 2013 – One Comment

Scott Beaubien of the Long Beach Adult Rehabilitation Center, interviewed by ABC7

Scott Beaubien of the Long Beach Adult Rehabilitation Center, interviewed by ABC7

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey recently honored four Long Beach residents for their crime-stopping acts of courage!

Among them were two Salvation Army truck drivers from the Long Beach Adult Rehabilitation Center who stopped a purse-snatcher.

Driver Scott Beaubien says he made a split-second decision to help as he and his partner Mariano Bajaro drove by the crime in progress. After he “threw the air brakes on the truck,” they gave chase, got the purse and held the thief down until police arrived.

According to ABC7 reporter Sid Garcia, the female victim was dragged about twenty feet by the purse-snatcher. She was undergoing treatment for breast cancer at the time of the crime.

ABC7 covered the “Courageous Citizen” award ceremony on the local news. Here’s a clip (note: there will be a brief advertisement preceding the news story).

We wrote about the story on this blog last November. Click here for a link.

We’re grateful to Scott and Mariano for their selfless act of bravery on behalf of someone in need. That’s what we call “Doing the Most Good!”

Remember that everything you give to or buy from a Salvation Army Family Store helps us care for people who need comprehensive, no-fee, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

:: Click on satruck.com or call 1 800 SA TRUCK for a Family Store location, Adult Rehabilitation Center or donation drop-off site.

Thank you!


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