Syracuse mom still a hero
Published: March 16, 2006 | 3740th good news item since 2003
She may not have won a national award, but a Syracuse mom says she’s happy to be considered a hero. Monique Williams didn’t win the Reader’s Digest Hero of the Year award she was nominated for. Syracuse police say Williams saved a little girl’s life last year when she blocked in an attempted kidnapper’s car.
She was recognized by the city and a number of other local groups for her efforts, including a civilian commendation from the Syracuse police department. Williams was one of eleven people nominated for the Reader’s Digest Hero of the Year award. She says she was just doing what she thought was right when she noticed the child getting into a vehicle.
“To have this happen right in front of me. It didn’t look right. So I just asked and that’s when it confirmed my suspicions that she didn’t know this man,” Williams said.
Williams is a mother of three and says she was just doing what she thought was right. The winner of the Reader’s Digest award, in case you’re curious, as a student who tried to stop a gunman at the Columbine High School in Colorado.