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Wilmington honors citizens who saved elderly couple

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Tuesday night, the city honored a Wilmington police officer and several citizens with commendations for saving an elderly couple from a sinking car.

Back in August, the couple drove their Lincoln Town Car into a retention pond off Racine Drive. The folks receiving recognition from the city got the man and woman out of the car. Tuesday night, Mayor Bill Saffo presented certificates to the rescuers.

“Feels nice to be recognized, you know, good deed, and it’s nice to know that someone was paying attention,” said Chad Taylor, one of the citizens who received commendation.

Of the eight people being recognized, only six were on hand to receive their commendations. One of the rescuers, former Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Long, was out of town. The other, Joshua Gaweda, is now on active military duty in Afghanistan.

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Tuesday night, the city honored a Wilmington police officer and several citizens with commendations for saving an elderly couple from a sinking car.

Back in August, the couple drove their Lincoln Town Car…

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