Actions of Two Watershed Spray Technicians Are Believed to Have Saved the Lives of Two Golfers.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (June 21, 2019) --
City of West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James has recognized two employees with the City’s STAR award, after their quick action and selfless heroics are believed to have saved the lives of two older golfers who, otherwise, might have drowned in a golf course canal. Mayor James recently presented Watershed Spray Technicians Joseph Bronsdon and Foskie McCord with this extraordinary City honor in his office at City Hall.
Mayor James with Bronsdon and McCord
Bronsdon and McCord, who are assigned to the City’s wellfield maintenance team, recently noticed the golfers struggling to stay afloat in a canal located in the Cypress Lakes neighborhood, which is adjacent to the wellfield property. The men jumped a fence, entered the water, and dragged both men to the canal shore and to safety. The golfers, struggling due to apparent fatigue, had been unable to get out of the water without help. Once safely on land, the men did not require any medical attention.
“Gentlemen, on behalf of the City, thank you so much,” said Mayor James. “The City would like to recognize you for your truly heroic efforts. You went way above your regularly assigned duties and responsibilities. It makes me very proud to be Mayor of a city where you both are working.”
***You may view the Mayor’s award presentation to Joseph Bronsdon and Foskie McCord here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW5IexL9HFw&feature=youtu.be. You may download a City-produced reporter package of the award presentation with interviews here: https://vimeo.com/342125515.***
The City’s STAR awards recognize and reward the diligent efforts of employees who provide outstanding quality services to the City and have demonstrated exemplary behaviors and skills.