Boys honored for deeds

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – It’s not often that city officials here have two heroes to honor at the same time. That’s what happened Tuesday night, when Pico Rivera City Council members lauded youngsters Randy Morales and Osmar Cortez for their “unselfish and instinctive” actions at the scenes of two separate fires recently. Too often, residents hear only about the bad things teens do, making Randy’s and Osmar’s actions a strong example for other young people, council members said before presenting citations to the two during the council’s regular meeting. Both boys were joined by their families and a slew of school and city officials. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeOsmar, 12, was singled out for his actions on Dec. 4, when he ran back into his family’s burning home and rescued his 1-year-old brother, Matthew Alvarado, who was sleeping inside. Osmar suffered minor smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene. No one else was injured in the blaze, officials said. On Nov. 21, 13-year-old Randy raced on his bike to the Los Angeles County Fire Department station on Slauson Avenue to notify firefighters about a fire at the nearby Pico Rivera Plating factory. His quick response helped limit the size and damage of the fire, Robert Frackleton, the company’s vice president said. – Araceli Esparza last_img read more