Meritous Acts Recognized at Annual Mee Awards

September 12, 2022

The four-person crew of Sacramento Fire Department’s Truck 16 and Sacramento Police Department’s Sergeant Andy Hall recently received awards through the Sally and Hubert Mee Fund at the Foundation.

Sacramento Fire Department's Deputy Chief Michael Taylor (right) and Captain Brian Luiz

The crew of Sacramento Fire Department’s Truck 16 was honored for their collective action to save an occupant trapped in the rear of a residence that was on fire due to arson. Captains Brian Luiz and David Pierner, engineer Matthew Price, and firefighter Scott Franklin successfully dragged the occupant to safety and, later, provided testimony that led to the conviction of the arsonist.

Sergeant Hall was honored for his quick thinking while responding to a domestic violence incident at a child’s birthday party. When an estranged family member brandished a gun and fled the scene, Sergeant Hall and other officers attempted to stop his fleeing vehicle, and a pursuit ensued. Fearing that the suspect may return to the party and attempt to harm the family, Sergeant Hall returned to the original scene and advised family members in the front yard to go inside to safety. Moments later, while actively engaged in a vehicle pursuit, the suspect sped past the original scene and fired two rounds at Sergeant Hall, hitting his patrol car where he had taken cover. If it weren’t for his quick actions, the family members may have been injured, or worse.

This is the 27th year the Mee Awards have honored the meritorious acts of local police and fire officials. The awards program is made possible through the Sally and Hubert Mee Fund, which the Mees established in 1994 at the Foundation.