DePaula Chevrolet employee honored for saving disabled man’s life

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A DePaula Chevrolet employee was honored after saving a disabled man who was left alone in a van for hours.

C.J. Landy found the 42-year-old man after four employees with the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities dropped off the van for repairs, police said. Service employees found the man when they went to move the van inside after he had already been sitting in the backseat for hours. 

The disabled man was completely non-verbal. The four state employees are now facing charges.

Landy was given the sheriff’s Civilian Commendation Award.

The award is given to people who promote public safety and help to build a strong community. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said Landy could have saved the man’s life.

In addition to his commendation, Landy was treated to lunch – a 6 ft. sub sandwich.

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