VIDEO: Cocoa City Council Honors Eumari Dixon for Assisting Elderly Man in Distress
By Space Coast Daily // July 15, 2021
Dixon is a student-atlete at Cocoa High School
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily’s Jordan Rocco talks with Eumari Dixon about assisting an elderly man in Rockledge that was having medical issues on June 30.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa City Council recognized Eumari Dixon who assisted an elderly man in Rockledge that was having medical issues on June 30.
According to Rockledge Police Department Officer Dontavius Wilcox, an elderly resident of Rockledge had a medical emergency while driving his vehicle, which caused him to have a minor car accident.
Instead of driving by, Dixon noticed that the elderly man was suffering and stopped everything he was doing to assist him.
“It was a crazy experience,” said Dixon. “Everything just happened so fast I just had to think fast and react, and it always feels good to help the community.”
When Dixon realized that the man was in a tragic state he waved Rockledge Police Officer Wilcox down.
Dixon and his family assisted the Rockledge Police Department until Fire Rescue arrived to the scene.
“Due to this young man’s swift actions, the elderly man got the help he needed and is now doing fine. Had he not acted when he did the incident would have been a lot worse,” said Wilcox.
Eumari Dixon is an upcoming senior at Cocoa High School and while he is not in the classroom he is out being a valuable member of our community.
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