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6/5/2015 - Mayor Finch Recognizes Ronnie Reid for Good Deed

“It is people like Ronnie Reid who make Bridgeport a special place. This is a city where people look out for each other, and Ronnie did just that. He saw a neighbor in need of assistance and sprang into action.” – Mayor Bill Finch

Bridgeport, Conn. (June 5, 2015) – Mayor Bill Finch recognized Bridgeport resident, Ronnie Reid, for coming to the aid of a neighbor and friend who had suffered a heart attack.

Ronnie Reid, an East End resident, made his usual morning visit to the Deli News at 1159 Stratford Ave. and discovered the store clerk on the floor. Reid called 911 and attempted to help the proprietor. He stayed with the man until medics arrived.

“It is people like Ronnie Reid who make Bridgeport a special place,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “This is a city where people look out for each other, and Ronnie did just that. He saw a neighbor in need of assistance and sprang into action. He stayed and tried to help the man until medics arrived. His actions gave the man a fighting chance and I am saddened that the situation didn’t have a better outcome.”

For Reid’s actions, Mayor Finch presented Reid with a mayoral proclamation at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center.

“This is a small gesture of gratitude,” Mayor Finch said.

For photos from the presentation click here: http://bit.ly/1KAds6x

“Ron always goes over to the store at about 6 or 7 in the morning,” said Ted Meekins, an East End community leader and retired police officer. “That morning, he called out to the gentleman, and there was no answer. He checked behind the counter and saw the man on the floor. He called police and medics right away. Ron did everything he could do to help him. This is just another example of a community that cares about one another.”