Sen. Seward honors Oneonta hero John Heller on NY Senate floor

Sen. Seward honors Oneonta hero John Heller on NY Senate floor


Sen. Seward honors Oneonta hero John Heller on NY Senate floor

ALBANY, N.Y. (WBNG) — A former Oneonta firefighter who died after rescuing his fiancé and nephews from a burning apartment in December was recognized by the New York State Senate on Tuesday.

State Senator Jim Seward honored John Heller with a special New York State Senate Resolution conferring the state senate’s Liberty Medal, the highest honor given by the New York State Senate.

“The Liberty Medal is conferred on a select few, those who have distinguished themselves by meritorious action against hostile odds. John Heller was that type of individual,” Senator Seward said. “John displayed great courage in saving the lives of his fiancé and four young nephews, and he made the ultimate sacrifice. His final act on earth was one of bravery, valor, heroism, and love for others.”

The Senator previously presented the Liberty Medal to Heller’s parents and fiancé during a memorial service in Oneonta on January 4.

Related: Hundreds remember John Heller as hero at funeral

 

 

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Sen. Seward honors Oneonta hero John Heller on NY Senate floor

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