SAVANNAH, GA (March 25, 2015) – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department honored two Hunter Army Airfield soldiers with the department’s Citizen Award of Commendation this afternoon.

On February 27 CWO4 David Longoria and SSG Victor Velasquez came to the rescue of a 14-year-old young man who had been run over by a car on Montgomery Street. Longoria and Velasquez happened to be driving by when they saw the teen trapped under the car. They ran over to help and lifted the car off of him.

Longoria and Velasquez are Night Stalkers, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

Chief Joseph H. “Jack” Lumpkin, Sr. thanked the soldiers for their heroic service to our county and our community and presented them with awards which read:
“In honor and recognition of your exemplary service on February 27, 2015 in rescuing a young man who had been struck by a car and was trapped underneath. Your quick response, determination, and risk to your own personal safety are to be commended and it illustrates your commitment to improving the quality of life in the Savannah-Chatham metropolitan community.”

Valesquez family
Longoria family