SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A boy who was just seven years old when he was caught in gang crossfire and used his body to shield his 2-year-old niece - saving her life - will be among four people honored in downtown San Diego Thursday.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is scheduled to present her office's annual "Citizens of Courage" awards during a noon luncheon at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel. The event coincides with National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
Also being honored are:
- a North County man who noticed burglars robbing his neighbor's house, so he offered them a ride and took them directly to a police station;
- a San Diego man who intervened in a violent assault when nobody else would, at great risk to himself; and
- a witness to a drunken driving crash who lifted a car off a pregnant woman and was so affected by the experience that he quit his job and started a business that gives rides to people who have had too much to drink.
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