A life-saving award was presented to three people, one resident and two Woodbridge police officers, at a recent Woodbridge Police Commission meeting. First Selectman Ellen Scalettar, Interim Police Chief Ray Stuart and Police Commission Chair Rob Berke presented Woodbridge resident Lawrence Dickovick, Sargent A.J. Cappiello and Officer Matthew Iannucci with their awards at the January meeting.
The sound of a late-night one-car crash near his property alerted Dickovick to a problem. He saw a car engulfed in flames and called Woodbridge Police. He also ran outside to help the responding officers where, according to the award, they experienced “extremely adverse conditions with a high degree of danger. Without hesitation, both officers worked together with the help of private citizen, Lawrence Dickovick, to no doubt save the life of the operator of the vehicle by pulling him from the car which was totally engulfed in flames. Their prompt and alert actions ultimately saved the life of this individual.”
“The bravery and persistence of these three men is to be commended, and I’d like to thank them on behalf of the Town of Woodbridge,” said First Selectman Scalettar.