LARGO – A Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy received an award during the second annual Heart Strings for Heroes 2014 Patriot Ride and Honors Celebration Sunday, July 27, at the WingHouse Bar and Grill, 7369 Ulmerton Road, Largo.
Deputy Troy Savetz, 36, was recognized for his actions in rescuing a suicidal subject from the Bay Pines Bridge on April 6. Deputies received a call about a suicidal subject that was standing on the railing of the Bay Pines Bridge. Responding deputies distracted the subject by talking to him and keeping his attention. As they did this, Savetz approached the subject from a blind spot and was able to grab him off the railing. The subject later thanked Savetz for pulling him off the railing.
Heart Strings for Heroes Foundation will present the award about 4 p.m., but registration for the ride begins at 9 a.m. and continues to 11. The ride begins and ends at the WingHouse. The event includes five stops on the WingHouse Poker Run. Best hand wins $100.
Five bands will play and participants will have a chance to win a signed Ted Nugent guitar and a signed jersey from WingHouse founder, Crawford Ker.