Mayor honors local man

From left, Mayor William Cooper presents Marvin Pinckney, center, with a key to the city and a plaque for his heroism in saving neighbors from a fire while Fire Chief Chris Davis looks on.

Mayor William E. Cooper, at the Enterprise City Council meeting Tuesday, honored Marvin Pinckney for his life-saving heroic actions earlier this month.

Pinckney, a retired Army command sergeant major, was in his garage Sept. 3 when he noticed flames coming from a neighbor’s home on Bellwood Road. He called 911 and entered the home to rescue Mary Griffin and her caregiver. With the help of passersby, Pinckney was able to evacuate the women from the home.

“Mr. Pinckney, I know you do not want to be recognized as a hero, but you truly are,” Mayor Cooper said. “The City Council, Chief (Chris) Davis and I commend you on your unwavering regards to your own safety and for jumping into action without hesitation.”

Cooper went on to say that Pinckney’s actions changed the outcome of a situation that could have been tragic.

Pinckney was presented a plaque and Key to the City for his heroic actions.

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