Officer Tom Saccenti Awarded the Medal of Valor
Tom Saccenti was awarded the Medal of Valor at his local church Mansfield First Assembly of God.
While driving home from a church bonfire, Officer Saccenti saw a lone volunteer fire tuck sitting on a bridge one street over. Out of curiosity and a sense of duty, Officer Saccenti drove over to see if he could assist the volunteer. It was at this time that he learned a convertible vehicle, coming home from the same party, had swerved off the roadway and landed upside down in the creek below. The volunteer informed Officer Saccenti that help was on its way, however, the Fire Department was composed entirely of volunteers.
Officer Saccenti was then awarded the Medal of Valor for his quick and courageous actions that saved a life. Officer Saccenti states, “It wasn’t hard to decide what to do, I am sure that anyone would do the same for me, it isn’t about being a police officer, it is about being a human, a citizen, and a friend”. When asked about the hour plus that Saccenti spent under the care he said: “It didn’t seem that long, we spent a lot of time just praying and singing some hymns, I don’t have the best voice in the world, but that is what Bobbie wanted to do and I think it helped to calm him down”. Saccenti was awarded the Medal of Valor at his local church Mansfield First Assembly of God.
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