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Fire Chief Perez Recognizes Heroic Citizen Al Gameson


At its Aug. 20, 2019, administrative meeting the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners and Bernalillo County Fire Chief Greg Perez, recognized Al Gameson for his heroic actions on June 13, 2019. Mr. Gameson witnessed a motor vehicle crash on 4th St. in Albuquerque that left the motorist trapped in the vehicle and a bicyclist trapped underneath the vehicle.

Seeing the victim in grave danger and needing immediate rescue, Mr. Gameson and other bystanders without hesitation assisted the motorist from the vehicle and then rolled the vehicle off the individual trapped beneath it.

Because of his decisions, arriving emergency services were able to provide immediate aid to the victim. Those rescue personnel believe his swift actions changed the outcome of the accident and saved the victim’s life.

His valiant actions are a positive reflection of him and are in keeping with the highest traditions of selfless community service.

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