Men honored for rescuing deputyJan 21st, 2011 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: Community
Two young men, Ray Henritzy Jr., left, 22, of eastern St. Bernard Parish and Eric Alfonso, right, 18, of Violet, were honored Jan. 13 by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office for their efforts in rescuing Sheriff’s Deputy Jeffery Westerfield from a fiery car crash last Dec. 12. They, combined with Cpl. Johnell Young, center, of the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division, to pull Westerfield from a damaged sheriff’s vehicle in a wreck before the car was fully engulfed by fire. All three received awards of valor and a letter of appreciation. Deputy Westerfield is recuperating from injuries suffered when he struck a tree while answering a burglary alarm at a bank.