The Rochester Police Department's Do the Right Thing Award was presented to Churchville-Chili High School student Dominic Turturro in a ceremony on March 2. Turturro was nominated by 911 tele-communicator Kathleen Burns for the way he handled a recent family medical emergency.
Back in September, Turturro was watching his 2-year-old sister while their mother was at work. He called 911 after his sister had what appeared to be a seizure. During the call, the young man was able to stay calm and focused as he provided the information needed in order to send the appropriate help. Thanks to his actions, his sister is happy and healthy today, and his family is proud of him for being such a caring big brother. Tele-communicator Burns said that she could tell during that phone call just how much he loves his little sister!
The Do the Right Thing program recognizes the outstanding youth in our community who demonstrate courage, kindness, heroism or leadership and become role models for their peers by “doing the right thing." Read more here.