Mayor Michael D. Antonovich and Jerry Powers, Los Angeles County Probation Chief
Mayor Antonovich recognized Los Angeles County Probation Chief Jerry Powers for his heroic actions in saving the life of Joel Ramirez at the Board of Supervisors meeting.
Mr. Ramirez, a resident of Corcoran, was traveling on Interstate 5, when a semi-truck veered onto opposing traffic striking Mr. Ramirez head-on.
Chief Powers, who was traveling on Interstate 5 with his daughter, witnessed the accident and immediately pulled over and ran to Mr. Ramirez’s aid, smashing the driver’s side window with a fire extinguisher to free him.
Mr. Ramirez was air lifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno with major injuries but is expected to survive.