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Pirkey employee receives award for rendering aid

by on September 9, 2014
George Craig receives a Good Samaritan Award from Venita McCellon-Allen, SWEPCO president and chief operating officer. Photo by Derrick Taylor.

George Craig receives a Good Samaritan Award from Venita McCellon-Allen, SWEPCO president and chief operating officer. Photo by Derrick Taylor.

(Story by Scott McCloud)

The Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) leadership team recently recognized George Craig, welder machinist at SWEPCO’s Pirkey Power Plant, with a Good Samaritan Award during a recent Strategic Road Show employee meeting.

Richard Morris, maintenance supervisor at Pirkey, told the story:

“George was sent to town to pick up parts for a job. On his way back to the plant he noticed a woman on the ground in her front yard. George stopped to check on the lady, who was 82 years old. She had fallen down and injured her knee. She had been trying to crawl back to her house. George called an ambulance and the woman’s daughter. George stayed with her until the daughter and the ambulance arrived on the scene.”

Reflecting on the incident, Morris added: “This woman lives on a country road. Who knows how long she would have been there if George had not come through that morning. We need more people in this world like George that are willing to get involved and help people when they are in need. I’m proud that this man works on my crew.”

 

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