Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Today is Jeffrey M. Cohen Day in Dunwoody

“A hero is a man who does what he can.”

On Sunday, I watched 60 Minutes and was touched by the story of US Airways Flight 1549 Pilot Chesley Sully Sullenberger being interviewed by Katie Couric. In case you missed it, here is taste of what was shown.

On Monday Night, I was also touched the story of Mr. Jeffrey Cohen of Dunwoody who like the pilot above, just did what had to be done; both without fan fair yet both heroes to all who know their stories. Here is Jeffrey's story.


WHEREAS, on the evening of Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in the City of Dunwoody, Georgia, Mr. Jeffrey M. Cohen, a resident of Ball Mill Court, heard the screams of a neighbor and ran outside and found that his neighbor’s downstairs bathroom was on fire; and

WHEREAS, after determining that everyone was safely out of the house, Mr. Cohen’s next instinct was to contain the fire until such time as the fire department arrived. He retrieved his fire extinguisher and ran across the street into the house; and

WHEREAS, after his fire extinguisher ran out, he retrieved the garden hose from his home, hooked the hose to his neighbor’s garage spigot and continued to keep the fire at bay until the fire department arrived approximately 12-15 minutes later; and

WHEREAS, The City of Dunwoody wishes to commend Jeffrey M. Cohen for his heroic actions, which may have saved lives as well as other structures in the neighborhood. Furthermore, by keeping the fire from spreading the danger to the firefighters involved was kept to a minimum.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, by the City of Dunwoody
Mayor and City Council that in recognition of the heroic efforts of Jeffrey M. Cohen February 10, 2009 shall be proclaimed: “Jeffrey M. Cohen Day”

Congratulations Jeffrey !!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Mr. Cohen!!

One of the things I love about Dunwoody is the "closeness" of the people in our neighborhoods and that we will be there for each other in times of need. I first saw this during the '98 tornados and it continues today.