Local hero

Jayson Fox (left) receives special recognition for his heroism.

Employee provides emergency assistance at deadly accident

On the evening of July 3rd, MECDE JV employee Jayson Fox (Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois) and his wife were enjoying the Quad Cities riverfront fireworks display from the Rock Island County Courthouse lawn. Without warning, a 45-foot long tree branch broke off and came crashing to the ground, trapping several people beneath it.

Jayson was on his feet in an instant and among the first to assist in the rescue. He helped lift and hold the fallen branch while the trapped and injured were brought to safety. Five survived the accident.

Mandaree Enterprises is extraordinarily proud to have team members like Jayson, who show the strength of their characters, their resourcefulness and their community spirit both on and off the job. We have presented Jayson with a commemorative plaque as a token of our appreciation for his heroism.