Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper presents the Citizen Service Award to a tearful Guadalupe Gomez, the Clarion Inn employee who saved a child who nearly drowned in the inn’s pool last month. The ceremony took place Tuesday at the Mesa County Central Library.
This is a close-up of the Citizen Service Award Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper presented to Guadalupe Gomez for saving a drowning girl at the hotel where she works.
Guadalupe Gomez was cleaning the lobby of the Clarion Inn that Sunday morning when she heard a little noise.
It was 5:30 a.m. and she wondered if she was just hearing things and scaring herself. It was only her second weekend working at her second job, so she was still getting used to an unfamiliar place.
She heard a faint sound, a tiny “Ah!” and as she walked past the swimming pool, she looked over and saw a …