Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

September 12, 2019

Senator Anwar Joins Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, Ellington Delegation to Award Workers Who Saved Colleague’s Life

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State Senator Saud Anwar joins Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, members of the Ellington delegation, Ellington Public Works employees who received citations for their role in saving a colleague’s life and the man they saved.

ELLINGTON, CT – Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) joined Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, State Senator Daniel Champagne (R-Vernon) and State Representative Christopher Davis (R-Ellington) to celebrate the actions of three Ellington Public Works employees. Denis Giroux, Rich Daugherty and Ron Moser received citations from Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz and the Ellington delegation after their lifesaving actions allowed their coworker to survive a life-threatening accident in June.

“Thank you for saving my life,” said Ellington Public Works Department employee Shawn Bull, lauding Giroux, Daugherty and Moser for their quick actions.

According to reports published in the Journal Inquirer newspaper, on June 10, Ellington Public Works Department worker Shawn Bull was operating a saw when the saw malfunctioned and severely cut his neck. Giroux, Daugherty and Moser, who were working alongside Bull, jumped into action. Moser immediately responded to Bull’s side; Daugherty, a retired U.S. Army medic, pinched close an artery and vein to reduce blood loss; and Giroux called 911, with several speakers Thursday commending his calm demeanor and accurate directions allowing for a Life Star helicopter to land directly next to the scene of the accident.

“Today, everyone in Ellington and the entire state of Connecticut should be proud of Ellington’s workforce. They truly support each other and have each other’s backs,” said Sen. Anwar. “Denis, Rich and Ron have proven what to do in an emergency. The collaboration between them is evidence of the strong teamwork among the Ellington workforce. Everyone was part of the solution. Everyone in the state can look at the town of Ellington and use them as an example, not only of what to do in an emergency but what to do every day.”

“It is a pleasure to celebrate three brave people for their quick and courageous actions that saved their colleague’s life,” said Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz. “I would like to thank them for going above and beyond the call of duty and literally putting matters into their own hands to immediately come to Shawn’s aide when they needed you the most. Ron, Richard and Denis are heroes. On behalf of Governor Lamont and myself, it is a pleasure to say thank you for your heroism and for going above and beyond.”