Larry Luers: Ordinary day takes unexpected turn.

Most employees encounter unusual circumstances on the job at some point. Some even find opportunities to perform a good deed while working. But just this week (on Tuesday, Aug. 18), Water Service Representative Larry Luers found something extraordinary and responded with a very good deed.

While working in the field reading water meters, Larry turned his City vehicle into an alley off Prescott Avenue. He quickly noticed a child’s car seat on the ground, with a very young, unattended baby in it…in the rain. Larry immediately radioed his dispatcher, who in turn called 911.

While waiting for the police to arrive, Larry watched over the baby, now safe in his truck. As officers responded, other water service reps arrived on the scene, to see if Larry needed assistance.

As the situation settled, it was determined by police that the 6-month-old baby had been left by his mother in a car while she visited a nearby store. The car was then stolen; the baby, fortunately, was left behind and had the good fortune to be found by Larry Luers.

Larry’s supervisors in the Finance Dept., Rhonda Salone and Valerie Hudson, shared his story and are proud to count him among their crew.

“Every city worker is on the front lines serving the citizens of Dayton,” said Ann Sulfridge, AFSCME Local 101 President. “His actions are in the best tradition of our members and all city workers.”

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