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.”
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