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BREAKING NEWS: Teamsters 186 member Manny Barajas saves three (3) lives -WINS AWARD



Manny Barajas, Transit Operations Supervisor, was nominated and selected for CALACT's Above & Beyond Award. This award is presented to a driver or dispatcher who has gone above and beyond the daily job duties. Manny exemplifies courage and dedication and believes his role in public transit is to serve his community and make it a better, safer place to live. As an employee of GCTD for nearly 30 years, Manny has consistently provided exemplary service to our customers and the community.

Specifically, Manny was recognized for his heroic actions on three separate events in 2021. First, he helped put out a motorist fire by jumping into action and utilizing his extinguisher and called 911; second, he administered CPR to an unresponsive passenger; and third, he provided first aid, including the use of Narcan to a passenger in medical distress as a result of an overdose. This is a well-deserved recognition.