February 2019

Propane truck driver gets NY Senate’s top honor

Efforts for saving woman's life while on the job recognized

Patrick Rutherford, a propane truck driver with Superior Plus Propane near Rochester, NY, received the New York Senate’s Liberty Medal and a resolution from State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54th District.

The medal honors those who earned special commendation for exceptional, heroic or humanitarian acts for fellow New Yorkers, according to Messenger Post Media, a Canandaigua, NY-based paper.

In November 2017, Rutherford was filling tanks behind a residence in Manchester, NY. His truck was parked in the front of the home. A woman traveling along the road struck the truck from behind, causing her vehicle to catch on fire.

Rutherford pulled the woman out of the flaming car and took her across the street before the car exploded, thus saving her life.

Original story located here: https://www.monroecopost.com/news/20190221/local-truck-driver-honored-for-heroic-effort/1