Aston Officer Joshua Micun Recognized for Heroic Actions
By Loretta Rodgers
Aston Township Police Officer Joshua Micun, during the November 19 board of commissioners meeting, was presented a commendation in recognition of his heroic actions.
Aston Police Chief Dan Ruggieri said at approximately 4 a.m. on the morning of October 4, Micun was off-duty and returning home from his assigned shift. While driving on Dutton Mill road he noticed smoke coming from the direction of Rosalie Lane. Micun turned his personal vehicle around to further investigate the situation, followed the smoke and discovered that it was originating from the 200 block of Norman Street.
He realized the rear of the property at 202 Norman Street was fully engulfed in flames. Micun immediately notified the police dispatcher and knocked on the door of the home in an attempt to awaken the residents. After receiving no answer, he entered the residence and began searching for occupants. He discovered several individuals sleeping in the upstairs bedroom.
By this time the house was completely filled with smoke. Micun managed to escort all of the occupants out of the home prior to the arrival of fire personnel and assisting officers.
“Officer Micun’s keen observation and quick thinking surely saved the lives of the individuals inside the residence,” said Ruggieri. “In my opinion, if not for officer Micun’s actions, some or all of the occupants of 202 Norman street would have perished in the fire. It is with great pride that I award Officer Micun a commendation of heroism in recognition of his achievement above and beyond the call of duty and exceptional police service.”
Ruggieri added that Micun has a great passion for law enforcement and it is a joy to have him on the Aston police force.
Commissioners President Jim Stigale said it is people like Micun that make Aston such a great place.