UXBRIDGE: A pair of local women were honoured by the township recently for their efforts to ensure the safety of children in the wake of a recent stabbing.
At council’s meeting on the evening of Monday, Feb. 23, Rachel Imhoff and Kirstie Kernohan were recognized by Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor for the actions following the stabbing at the corner of Brock St. and Third Ave., on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
“It was bedlam, because kids were coming home from school, and there was police and an ambulance and blood on the ground. It was a pretty scary scene right where kids were supposed to cross the street,” explained Mayor O’Connor.
The actions of Ms. Imhoff, the crossing guard at Brock St. and Third Ave., and Ms. Kernohan, a local homeowner who dialed 911 before assisting Ms. Imhoff, ensured that all of the children were able to navigate the scene safely.
“Between these two ladies, there got kids across the road safely. Thank you on behalf of council and the residents of Uxbridge,” added Mayor O’Connor.
At a Library Board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19, the staff at Uxbridge Public Library were also honoured for their part in the apprehension of the 17-year-old suspect in the stabbing, after he fled there following the incident before being taken into custody by police.