Soldier honored for assistance in hit-and-run incident

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Guyot holds a letter of appreciation presented to him on behalf of the Wiesbaden Citizens and Polizei Association by Robert Schaefer, West Hessen police president, April 3, 2012, for his assistance in a hit-and-run incident.

WIESBADEN, Germany (April 11, 2012) -- Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Guyot, from the 1st Military Intelligence Battalion on Wiesbaden Army Airfield, was honored at the West Hessian Police Presidium, April 3, for intervening in a hit-and-run incident.
 
The incident occurred Feb. 14 when a car pulled out of a gas station near Wiesbaden, knocked off the bumper of another car and drove away. Guyot caught up with the driver and signaled to him to go back to the incident scene. When the driver showed no reaction, Guyot took a picture of the car he was following, turned around and reported it to German Polizei officers, who were on the scene with the damaged car.
 
"This picture proved to be of high value for the investigations," said Robert Schaefer, West Hessian police president. "Thanks to your behavior the police were able to track down the driver of the car."
 
Schaefer also acted on behalf of Wiesbaden's Citizens and Polizei Association as he presented a letter of appreciation to Guyot.
 
"We want to thank you because we do need civic courage so much," said Schaefer. "There are statistics that show that only five percent of the population would have done what you did. You are a role model for us, and with this recognition we want to show society that there are people who go the extra mile without directly benefiting from it, thus promoting justice."
 
Guyot said his intervention was a natural result of his values.

"For me this is personal. I don't believe in looking the other way when something happens," he said. "I know what can happen when good people don't do what is right."

Find more articles tagged with:

Comments: 0

Your comment:

Related Topics

A Hungarian Special Forces Medic, right, directs the evacuation of a simulated casualty to safety to his Romanian SOF medic counterpart during the Field Training Exercise as part of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course held in Udbina, Croatia. 
U.S. Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) developed and conducted the TCCC Train-the-Trainer course to enhance the SOF capability and interoperability of SOF medics from eight NATO and partner nations, but most importantly, to incorporate one recognized standard for managing trauma on the battlefield. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Donald Sparks, SOCEUR Public Affairs Officer  â? photo approved for public release by Master Sgt. Donald Sparks, SOCEUR PAO).

Ready Forces

VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Republic of Georgia-In front of a color detail with the national colors of America and the Republic of Georgia and the unit colors of the U.S. Marine Corps and Georgian military, Maj. Eric J. Andersen, executive officer Black Sea Rotational Force 11 and Kent, Wash., native,  â?forms the troops for the opening ceremony of Exercise Agile Spirit 2011, marking the official start of what is scheduled to be an annual training event with the partner nation. Marines with Alpha Company of Anti-Terrorism Battalion, and 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion deployed to Georgia for their annual training to supplement the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force deployment of BSRF-11, to conduct counterinsurgency and peacekeeping operations training at Vaziani Training Area. , Cpl. Tatum Vayavananda

International Cooperation

Flag of Germany

Germany

SOLNOK, Hungary — During the Ohio National Guard's Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT) homecoming ceremony here Aug. 15, Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt, Ohio's adjutant general, presented Capt. Robert H. Paley with an award for his hard work and dedication. The team spent the last year working together with Hungarian soldiers training the Afghan National Army forces. (Department of Defense photo by 1st Lt. Nicole Ashcroft)

U.S. Army, Europe

Related Articles

  • HCA: Minnesota, Montana ANG teams with Croatian Army for school construction project

    Air National Guard Airmen from the Minnesota 133rd and 148th Civil Engineering Squadrons and Montana 219th Red Horse Squadron partnered with the Croatian Army June 20 through July 4, to renovate bathrooms at an elementary school in Ogulin, Croatia.
  • EUCOM's humanitarian mine action: Moldovan army engineers protect citizens from 70 year-old killers

    For three weeks, Moldovan engineers and soldiers of North Carolina National Guard’s 430th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company trained side by side and shared the latest tactics, techniques and procedures in eliminating landmine hazards in order to return the land to productive economic use and development.
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Refurbished Gulbene Fire and Rescue Station

    On Thursday, March 21, the U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, Mark Pekala, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newly reconstructed Fire and Rescue Station in Gulbene.
  • U.S. nurses helping to improve Moldovan Healthcare system

    Two National Guard and three civilian nurses from North Carolina are sharing expertise this week with their Moldovan counterparts at the Ministries of Defense and Health.
  • USAG Ansbach dental clinics bring smiles to children off post

    The spirit of giving is not limited to late December. Members of the Katterbach and Illesheim dental clinics visited the Kinder-Jugend-Familienhilfe Ansbach Kastanienhof, a home for children of troubled families, Jan. 31 to donate toys collected during the holiday season.
  • USS Mahan Sailors Volunteer at Haifa Women’s Shelter

    Sailors stationed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) participated in a community engagement project at a Haifa women’s shelter during their port visit, Jan. 28.
  • Face of Defense: Germany-based Soldiers Rescue Family

    An early morning drive here turned into a nightmare for Heather Majorwitz and her two children, Kaitie and Bret. They were on their way to school recently when their car hit a patch of ice and started to skid across the road toward an oncoming bus. Majorwitz, a librarian at a local elementary school, swerved to avoid the bus and slid off the road, rolling her car.
  • Renovation of Water Wells in Kvareli

    On November 21, the U.S. Embassy, along with members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of Defense Cooperation and Georgian government, cut the ribbon on four water wells in Akhalsopeli, Kvareli region.
  • Landstuhl medics aid local woman after car crash

    Sounds of a crashing car startled three Soldiers one recent evening as they ran up the steep Kirchberg hillside just west of town.
  • Civic leaders receive preview of Baumholder's future

    Leaders of the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and local civic leaders came together for a garrison hosted civic leaders working luncheon recently in the Rheinlander Community Club to discuss issues affecting the military and civilian communities.
U