Yonkers security guard honored for helping family stranded in middle of highway
A Yonkers school security guard was honored today for his actions outside the classroom to help a family stranded in the middle of the highway.
Jeffrey Anderson is a school safety aide at the William Boyce Thompson School.
On June 3, as he was heading on an errand, he noticed a mother and daughter stranded on the Cross County Parkway after their car ran out of gas. Hundreds of cars passed them by, but not Anderson.
He parked his car on the side of the road and risked his own life to venture into incoming traffic to help the Bronxville family in need and move safely out of traffic until a service truck could help.
Rozsa Gaston called Anderson an angel for putting his life on the line to save theirs.
"God tells me when it comes to our children, it's my duty to do that, regardless of if there's a child involved, I'm there," says Anderson.
Westchester County legislators, dignitaries, and Rozsa Gaston and her daughter were on hand today at the school to present Anderson with a Certificate of Appreciation.