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City honors McCockran brothers as heroes

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Latravion McCockran, left, his brother, Latrell, and mother, Latisha, react after receiving tickets to a Raiders game during the Fairfield City Council meeting, Tuesday. Latrell and Latravion McCockran were recognized by the Fairfield City Council for their life-saving efforts during an apartment fire at the Grande Vista apartment complex, June 14. An anonymous donor donated the Raiders tickets. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

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From page A1 | June 25, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Oakland Raiders tickets, Fairfield Fire Department T-shirts and Suisun Valley produce were among gifts given Tuesday to brothers Latrell and Latravion McCockran during a City Council presentation honoring them for their life-saving efforts during an apartment fire.

“You serve as a shining example of the finest this community has to offer,” Mayor Price told Latrell, 14, and Latravion, 12.

Price presented them with a mayor’s certificate of commendation.

Latrell saved a disabled 62-year-old man and his dog during a June 14 fire at the Grande Vista apartments on Grande Circle, where Latravion went door-to-door alerting residents about the fire.

“You don’t know where heroes are going to come from,” Councilman John Mraz said. “Apparently they come from Grande Circle.”

Councilwoman Catherine Moy said of the brothers, “They’re the real deal.”

Fairfield Fire Chief Tony Velasquez, joined by other city firefighters, told the McCockrans, “It’s our honor to be here,” and presented them with T-shirts and invited the youths to join the Fire Department as guests for a meal.

Firefighters donated $200 for a gift certificate for the brothers.

Moy read a letter from the Fairfield-Suisun School District commending the McCockrans for their heroic actions and calling the youths outstanding models of good citizens whom the school district is happy to have as students.

The boys’ mother, Latisha McCockran, has said she tells her sons not to be bystanders.

“I teach them that if you see something going on, try to get involved,” she said.

Latrell has said he knew he had to act during the fire.

“That’s not right,” Latrell said, “just to leave people in a burning house.”

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • BobJune 25, 2014 - 7:18 am

    Boys, very nicely done! You should be proud and your Mother should be proud of the way she raised you to have the courage to help without thinking about yourself! Thank You!

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  • Dexter FowlerJune 25, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    Great story and great kids! I wish there were more people like these 3!

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  • 2realJune 25, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    The council members are lime light happy. Moy your right they are the real deal, your not.

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  • Mary PriceOctober 05, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    A t-shirt and some tickets? Come on. Let's set up a scholarship fund, even a fund so he can have a car to get to work. Gimme a break. I couldn't even find an address so I'm sending a card to the high school. Someone, the paper, or someone, set up a fund. OK?

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  • Mary PriceOctober 05, 2014 - 3:04 pm

    Imagine... Daryl Wilson has a defense fund for killing someone. Can't we have a fund for valuing a life?

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