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Hero of the Week: Conor Washburn


Find out how you can nominate a “Hero of the Week” at the bottom of the page.


Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…

In Marshall County, Kentucky, a 17-year-old named Conor Washburn is being called a hero after coming to the aid of an elderly woman who was involved in car crash.

Conor was sitting in his truck, waiting for a store to open, when he heard the crash. It happened not too far from where he was parked, so Conor got out of his truck, and he jumped the fence and ran to the aid of the people in the accident.

He noticed an elderly woman behind the wheel whose hand had been cut up pretty bad. Conor, who is an Eagle Scout and certified in CPR, had his first aid kit with him. He bandaged the wounds on the woman’s hand, and he waited with the woman until paramedics arrived. He is playing down his role as hero, saying that he was just the guy who happened to be in the right place when the accident happened.

Learn more about this story here.

Kix’s Response:

Well, people can be in the right place all day long, but it’s the knowledge you bring and the ability to stay calm that makes you a hero. So, Conor Washburn, you are our Hero of the Week!




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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