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Two Local Men Honored as Heroes for Saving Woman’s Life

By Staff


Local%20HeroesMonroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley have honored two heroic individuals for saving a fellow citizen’s life, according to a press release.

County officials said David Hill, and assistant district attorney David Dys, came across Valerie Richards, collapsed and in need of serious medical attention on Spring St. in downtown Rochester.

The men took immediate action, calling 9-1-1, and performing CPR on Richards until an ambulance arrived, helping to save her life.

“When David Hill, and David Dys, left home for work that day, they had no idea of the impact they would have on the life of a fellow citizen,” said Brooks. “By taking immediate action, these men helped save the life of a fellow community member, and became hometown heroes. It’s this type of brave action, taken in a moment of human peril, that makes our entire community thankful for all the caring and selfless individuals who call Monroe County home.”  

Brooks and Doorley honored both men with proclamations in commendation of their heroic actions.

“I am proud to have employees like assistant district attorney David Dys here in my office,” Doorley stated. “Mr. Dys and Mr. Hill exemplify what it means to be a hometown hero in our community, and thanks to their efforts, a local woman was able to receive the medical attention she needed in order to reunite with her family.”

Richards’ family said she suffered from an unknown heart condition, and should be released from the hospital soon.