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Brothers honored for heroism for rescuing woman from burning vehicle

It may have been a long time in coming. But brothers Scott and Sean Soloman received some well-earned congratulations this week for their daring rescue of an area woman after a car accident more than six months ago.

During a meeting of Alamance County’s commissioners on Monday, the county’s fire marshal John Payne presented the Soloman brothers with a pair of commemorative plaques in recognition of their lifesaving heroics on the afternoon of June 13.

According to Payne, Sean and Scott had been traveling along Pagetown Road in northern Alamance County when they came across a car accident in which area resident Susan Bishop had been seriously hurt. The extent of her injuries apparently made it impossible for Bishop to escape the mangled vehicle before it erupted in flames. The fire marshal said that it was thanks to the quick intervention of the Soloman brothers that Bishop was even able to survive the ordeal.

“Scott and Sean Soloman undoubtedly saved a life that afternoon,” Payne went on to recall on Monday. “Recognition is long past due,” he added. “[But] Mrs. Bishop requested that this presentation be made at a time when she would be able to be in attendance.”

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Susan Bishop was indeed present, along with her husband Tom (second from right), when Scott and Sean Soloman (far left and second from left respectively) were honored by Payne (far right) and the chairman of Alamance County’s commissioners John Paisley, Jr. on Monday.

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