Hero honored at local baseball game

July 25, 2012 by  

Peabody resident Scott Frye, who is employed as a state trooper in New Hampshire, threw the first pitch at New Hampshire Fisher Cats home game on Sunday, July 22.

Frye was bestowed the award in a pre-game ceremony and chosen to start the game because he was recognized as a Bellwether Community Champion for acts of heroism just months ago. The award is presented to deserving individuals by Bellwether Community Credit Union in New Hampshire. Last year, 22 individuals were honored in the fashion.

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Frye was singled out for pulling a fellow officer from a burning car this spring. He was traveling on I-93 while accompanying New Hampshire Governor John Lynch in an official motorcade on the way back to the Granite State when he saw a vehicle jump a guardrail and tumble down a steep embankment. The vehicle in which Sgt. Steven Marques of Peabody was riding immediately caught fire. Frey did not hesitate in pulling aside to assist, along with Keith Knight, an off-duty firefighter who just happened to be in the vicinity. The two men saved Marques’ life.

This is the second season that the Bellwether Community Credit Union, along with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Foundation, has recognized ordinary individuals doing extraordinary things. Citizens are invited to nominate outstanding individuals through the credit union’s website.