Driver James O. Saves Elderly Man in Jefferson City, MO

March 15, 2021

Thank you to Residential Driver James O. for caring for others in his community. Recently, on his route in Jefferson City, MO, James noticed an elderly man lying face down in his driveway in the pouring rain. James rushed to aid the elderly man and realized the man had suffered multiple gashes on his forehead and face. Unable to walk, James carried the man into his home, dressed his wounds, called an ambulance, and comforted the man until help arrived.

“Thanks to James’ extraordinary effort, this resident received urgent medical care and avoided what could have been a catastrophic outcome,” said Operations Supervisor Curtis M.

As a Republic Rockstar, we wanted to get to know James a little better – check out the Q&A below.

Q How long have you worked at Republic?
A It will be two years in April

If you weren’t a Driver, what would be your dream job?
A  I would love to be a narcotics detective.

What do you like to do in your free time?
A I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with my family.

What would you like others to know about your work?
A That I do everything in my power to make my day as safe and efficient as possible.