At their regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Wednesday the Fairfield Board of Selectmen recognized the following individuals who recently received The American Red Cross’ 2012 Community Heroes of Lower Fairfield County Award:

Fairfield Police Officer Scott M. Sudora and Bob Trez who won the Law Enforcement/Good Samaritan Adult Award. The Red Cross said that “Bob Trez, owner of the Penfield Service Center on the Post Road in Fairfield, saw his friend collapse in a chair, called 911 and administered CPR. Officer Sudora, was on patrol in a neighboring area, but knowing he was closer to the location than the area patrol car, he volunteered to take the call, knowing as Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara said in his nomination, “that seconds can make a difference in saving a life. The patient made a full recovery.”

Bryan Cafferelli, Pagie Herman and Eric D. Barthel, who were nominated by First Selectman Mike Tetreau, received the Water Safety Award for “working together as neighbors to save four young swimmers who were swept away by a swift moving tide near Penfield Reef in Fairfield.”

By Stephen Krauchick

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