Swinerton superintendent honored for heroism

On November 19, 2016, Swinerton Senior Superintendent Tim Robinson was one of nine men who came across a two-car accident along Mill Creek in rural Molalla, Oregon. One of the vehicles had rolled on its side in the creek, trapping a mother and daughter in the fast current. Tim and the other eight men jumped into the icy water to pull the young girl out through the car's sunroof. The rescuers tried to assist the mother by performing CPR until paramedics arrived. Sustaining life threating injuries, the mother sadly passed away.

The Molalla Fire District honored Tim and the eight other men with the Citizens Award for helping save the life of the 10-year old girl and putting their lives on the line to help others. The ceremony was held March 1st at the Molalla Fire Department attended by family, friends, and community members. The record crowd made it a standing room only event. The daughter and her father were both in attendance and thanked each person for their act of heroism.