FOLLOW UP: Good samaritan honored after saving cop
DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs honored a man Tuesday night credited with saving a police officer's life earlier this year.
The good deed didn't come without consequences. Gordon Simoneaux broke his ankle helping a police officer who was being attacked by another man at a hotel in Denham Springs. His heroic effort was caught on camera.
Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry says if Simoneaux wasn't there, the situation may have escalated.
"Not only did he probably save a law enforcement officer's life, but there were children in the swimming area at this hotel, and he saved them," Landry told News 2.
After the incident, Simoneaux was on bed rest for weeks, causing him to lose his trucking job as his medical bills quickly accumulated. Since our first report aired, nearly $2,000 has been raised to help him make ends meet.
"Words alone can't explain how grateful I am for what theyt're doing for me," Simoneaux says. "There's no words really, except thank you. It's easy to say, but it goes further than that with me, you know?"
You can still donate to Simoneaux's cause on his GoFundMe page.
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