Dracut Woman Honored By Boston Celtics As A 'Hero Among Us'
Dec 03, 2018 06:05AM
● By Bill Gilman
Jennifer Ringuette waves as she accepts her Boston Celtics Heroes Among Us award during a game on November 14. She was honored for saving a stranger’s life from train tracks while passing by. (Courtesy photo)
Dracut resident Jennifer Ringuette was recently honored by the Massachusetts State Lottery and the Boston Celtics as a "Hero Among Us."
Ringuette was honored on Nov. 14, when the Celtics faced off against the Chicago Bulls.
Ringuette's story is rather amazing. Back in September, as she drove to pick up lunch, she never expected to save someone’s life. But that's what happened.
While stopped at a railroad crossing, Jennifer witnessed a disabled man whose prosthetic leg had gotten stuck underneath the train. Fearing the train would begin to move again, Jennifer leapt into action and ran to the man with no regard for her own safety. In a race against time, Jennifer unhooked the disabled man’s leg from the train, and pulled him to safety, saving the man’s life.
The Mass. Lottery and the Celtics were pleased to honor Ringuette for her quick thinking and lifesaving courage.
Since its establishment in 1997 by the Boston Celtics, The Heroes Among Us program has recognized outstanding individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to their communities. The award is presented at every Celtics home game and pays tribute to the heroic achievements of these outstanding citizens.