Local citizen’s act of heroism recognized with Chief Commendation

Swift actions saved a stranger from strong flood waters
Chief Commendation awarded to Kevin McFarlin

Chief Commendation awarded to Kevin Mcfarlin

On Nov. 3, Round Rock Police held a ceremony to recognize the heroic efforts of Kevin Mcfarlin, who placed his own life in danger to save another.

On June 6, he witnessed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed as it broke through low water crossing barriers at Memorial Park during heavy rainfall. Kevin watched as the vehicle was forced off the road by rushing waters and pushed 100 meters down stream. The vehicle was taking on a large amount of water. Kevin immediately ran alongside the creek, entered the rushing waters and pulled the occupant out of the vehicle. After getting the occupant to a safe location, he returned to the vehicle a second time to ensure that no one else was in it.

Officer Mike Losoya, who arrived on scene during the event, describes Kevin as a hero.

“I have never seen a person show such a selfless act for someone they didn’t even know,” Losoya said.

During the presentation, Kevin said, “I saw somebody that needed help, and I didn’t think twice about it. I’ll never put myself before anyone else.”

This selfless act of heroism reflects positively upon himself and the citizens of Round Rock.

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