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ICYMI: Dr. Bucshon Honors Local Hero from House Floor

May 26, 2016
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –On Thursday, Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. recognized the heroic action of Boonville native Scott Meador from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Meador was a bystander to a car wreck at a Newburgh gas station when he bravely pulled the driver to safety before the driver’s car was consumed by flames.

Here’s an excerpt of his speech:

“Scott Meador is a hero and an example for us all. Because of his selfless action, a family remains whole. That’s what it means to be a Hoosier – to come to the aid of your fellow citizens when they are in need,” said Bucshon.  “Mr. Speaker, it is important to highlight the positive things that happen daily in our country. Regardless of what may be going on around us; events like this remind us what is really important in life.”

The full transcript of the speech is below and video of the speech can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/iah74ESTM9w.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a local act of courage. 

Earlier this week in my hometown of Newburgh, Indiana, a car wreck at a local gas station quickly turned into a life or death situation.  

In what was described as a scene from an action movie, Boonville native Scott Meador, who was a bystander to the incident, bravely pulled the driver to safety before the car was consumed by flames – saving the driver’s life.

Scott Meador is a hero and an example for us all. Because of his selfless action, a family remains whole.

That’s what it means to be a Hoosier – to come to the aid of your fellow citizens when they are in need.  

Mr. Speaker, it is important to highlight the positive things that happen daily in our country.

Regardless of what may be going on around us; events like this remind us what is really important in life.

Thank you.


Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.
 

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