TORONTO, Ont. — Sharon Gillan of Federal Express Canada Ltd. was presented with an Award of Recognition this morning at the 36th annual National Transportation Week (Ontario) Awards Breakfast in Toronto.
The Award of Recognition is presented annually to individuals in the transportation industry for their exemplary conduct.
On September 29, 2004 Sharon Gillan was completing her deliveries in Caledonia when she observed a woman running out of her house with what appeared to be blood on her head and face.
Sharon saw and heard the woman yelling for help, stopped her vehicle and went to assist. It appeared that the woman had been showing a neighbor one of her show dogs which was a rare breed and had just had a litter of puppies. The neighbor said she wanted one of the puppies but when her request was refused the neighbor attacked her host with a fire poker and an electric iron. The neighbor knocked her out and stole the dog and three of its puppies.
Sharon tended to the injured woman, called the police, and stayed with the woman until emergency services arrived. In recognition of her actions, the NTW Ontario Committee presented Sharon Gillan with an award of recognition.
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