Five to be recognized for heroism in Amtrak train crash
January 17, 2012
Four Nevadans and an Illinois man will be recognized on 1 p.m. Wednesday for their heroism displayed during the June 24, 2011, fatal collision involving a commercial vehicle and an Amtrak passenger Train.
Receiving citizen commendations from the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Highway Patrol Division are Fallon residents John Hitchcock and Amy Alverez and Hawthorne resident David Musselman.
Battle Mountain resident Bob Breen will be awarded the medal valor posthumously. His award will be received by his mother Irene Breen of Fallon
Carrier Mills, Ill., resident Loxie U. Sanders III, will also receive a medal of valor.
Breen died on Aug. 3, 2011, following complications from an injury he sustained at the crash site on the day of the event.
The specific actions detailing each person’s actions will be read at the awards ceremony this Wednesday in Fallon. The ceremony is expected to be attended by Governor Brian Sandoval, Chris Perry, Director of the Department of Public Safety; Jim Wright, Deputy Director of the Department of Public Safety; Bernie Curtis, Chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol; and Brian Sanchez, Deputy Chief of Nevada Highway Patrol-Northern Command.
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