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Do the Right Thing: Emmitt helped his Mom in a scary situation

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Created: February 15, 2021 06:50 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y.(WHEC)— News10NBC is celebrating another winner of the “Do the Right Thing” award, and here's Emmitt Sims, from Jefferson Road Elementary School.

Emmitt was nominated by a 911 worker for his ability to remain calm and level-headed during a scary situation that happened the day before his seventh birthday. This past March, 911 staff got a call from Emmitt's neighbor requesting medical help for Emmitt's mother.

The neighbor said she was out for a walk when  Emmitt approached her asking for help, saying his mother was on the floor. Emmitt was able to provide helpful information while the neighbor called 911, and they could hear him comforting his mother the entire time they waited for an ambulance to arrive.

Thanks to Emmitt, his mother received medical care and is doing well!

Great job, Emmitt!

The Do the Right Thing Awards program has been part of the Rochester Police Department since 1995 and News10NBC is a proud sponsor of the program.

Any student enrolled in grades k-12 in any Monroe County school is eligible for nomination. The good deed the student is nominated for must have occurred in Monroe County within one year of the nomination. Anyone over 18 years-of-age can submit a nomination form (this includes family, friends, school staff, coaches, etc.).

Nomination forms can be completed and submitted electronically or you can print the PDF form and email or fax the completed form. Forms are also available at any RPD building and any City school or City library.

Nominations can be emailed to or faxed to (585) 428-6093.

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