Two courageous young men were honored at the Marion Common Council meeting on July 7th, 2020, for life-saving and selfless actions in pulling a man out of a burning home in Marion on the afternoon of June 21st, 2020. The Marion Fire Department, led by Chief Paul David, presented Mr. Trevionte Smith and Mr. Marcus Harvey with plaques commending them for their bravery. The two men risked their lives for one of a complete stranger. The City of Marion is proud of these two local heroes.
Mayor Jess Alumbaugh stated, “I am truly inspired by the courage and compassion of these two young men who selflessly risked their own lives to save the life of another.”
A presentation given by Mr. Smith of the actions taken by the men will be included in the minutes of the meeting which will be posted on cityofmarion.in.gov/commoncouncil. Initial interviews recounting the incident were also published in the Chronicle Tribune on June 25th, 2020.