2018 Citizen of the Year – Hector Carillo

Presented in recognition for his selfless acts on October 2, 2018 when he saved the life of a trapped and badly injured driver in a vehicle accident. Mr. Carillo’s action during this tragic event demonstrates character and integrity.

On that October morning, Mr. Carillo demonstrated a truly fearless act. A vehicle attempted to maneuver an illegal pass of another vehicle in a no-passing zone. The vehicle collided head-on with Mr. Carillo’s tractor-trailer resulting in heavy damage to the passenger vehicle and reckless driver. Mr. Carillo immediately determined the injured driver was pinned inside and the vehicle’s engine was on fire. Mr Carillo moved the tractor-trailer off the vehicle, retrieved his fire extinguisher and successfully put the fire out before emergency and fire personnel arrived.

Often members of the public step up to assist others with no regard to their own safety and deserve recognition. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is extremely proud to extend this formal Award in recognition of Hectors selfless acts in Yavapai County.