Mayor Ryan Coonerty, City Manager Martin Bernal, Assistant City Manager Tina Shull and Councilmembers Lynn Robinson and Hilary Bryant joined police personnel to honor Officer Joe Hernandez and Officer Matt Mulvihill at today's Red Cross Community Heroes event. The sold-out event showcased a number of local heroes from the education, health and public safety communities. Santa Cruz Fire Department personnel received the hero award with Officer Mulvihill for saving a woman from falling from a 6th floor balcony.
Deputy Chief Rick Martinez spoke to the audience about the importance of Red Cross in our county and the important partnership they hold with public safety. This year is the 113th year that Red Cross has existed in Santa Cruz County.
The event was covered by local media and featured by KION TV.