Cuyahoga Falls -- Sean Cook's mother, Tracy, told him to accompany her to Fire Station One on Front Street to see his grandfather receive an award for doing a great job as a school bus driver.
When he arrived at the station on Friday afternoon (Sept. 16), Sean, 13, was surprised to learn he was the one being honored by the mayor for calling 911 to help each of his Cuyahoga Falls grandparents during the past year.
Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters noted when he heard about Sean's actions, he told Sean, "I wanted to make sure that I acknowledge what you did and let you know how proud I am of you. In my book, you're a hero and I'm sure to [your grandparents], you are, too."
The mayor gave Sean a medal with the city seal and the word "Hero" on it, a card and a Cuyahoga Falls Fire and EMS baseball hat.
Cuyahoga Falls Fire Chief Paul Moledor presented a certificate to Sean, who is in seventh grade at Springfield Junior High School. Sean was surprised by the honor. "I didn't expect it at all," Sean said after receiving the awards. He noted he felt "grateful" for the honor.
See the Sept. 25 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press for the complete story.