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February 27, 2014

Lifesaving actions honored

City employees cited for response to heart attack victim


Two wastewater utility employees were given the Mayor’s Meritorious Service Awards from the City of Weatherford during Tuesday night’s city council meeting for aiding a contractor who was having a heart attack.

On Oct. 28, Kyle Capp, a light equipment operator, and Chad Martin, a maintenance worker, were working on a job site on Santa Fe Drive when the pair noticed a man having a heart attack, according to Director of Wastewater Utilities James Hotopp. Both rendered first aid to the unconscious man until emergency medical staff arrived.

“We often think on how we would respond to someone in their moment of need,” Hotopp told the council. “Without hesitation they administered CPR and first aid to the contractor. The way the two men responded showed courage and character and represented the City of Weatherford in the highest standard.”

Capp has been with the city since November 2010 with Martin joining the city in November 2012.

In other activity, Interim Parks and Recreation Director Shannon Goodman recognized five residences for the quarterly Yards of the Month program. Each home represents an area of the city plus the lake area.

Winners for the October-December quarter are: 1024 Austin Court. (southeast); 207 W. 5th (northwest); 606 E. 4th (northeast); 601 W. Columbia (southwest); and 165 Center Point Drive (lake area).

Winners receive a small sign for their yard announcing them as winners. Judging guidelines include:

Citizens and city staff may nominate properties by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 817-598-4124 or emailing

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