Conn noted as the man was pulled from the vehicle, the fire started again and Gillmore was able to put it out — “ultimately assisted in moving the driver to a point of safety for emergency services’ arrival.”
Darrin Gillmore, of St. Thomas, Ont., received a Board Citation from the Chatham-Kent Police Service in Chatham, Ont. on Tuesday November 14, 2017 for his efforts in saving the life of a man involved in a head-on collision near Tilbury, Ont., in the early morning of October 10, 2017. (Ellwood Shreve/Chatham Daily News/Postmedia Network)
“And that’s the part that affects you the most is when you can’t do anything,” he said.Darrin Gillmore of St. Thomas got a Chatham-Kent Police Services Board Citation on Tuesday for helping Wayne Hartley pull the trapped driver out of a burning pickup truck following a fatal head-on crash on Queens Line just west of Sinclair Rd. on a foggy morning on October 10.He says he was more afraid for the man’s life than his own safety and believes it might have been divine intervention because normally he has a different route.
Ellwood Shreve, Chatham Daily News
“We’re very proud of what Darrin did.”