Parsons, McSperitt earn December employee recognition
The City of Bartlesville’s Employee Advisory Committee is kicking off its “Employee Recognition Program” this month by recognizing two Street Department employees who recently went above and beyond the call of duty.
Maintenance workers Jamie Parsons and Shane McSperitt received the December recognition for their role in helping the driver of a boom truck that overturned in downtown Bartlesville on Dec. 11.
The intersection of Johnstone and Frank Phillips was closed shortly before noon after the concrete extension boom truck fell over, causing damage to one building. According to reports from the Bartlesville Police Department, the driver had finished a job and had begun to move the truck with the boom still extended, causing the truck to tip over.
“These two gentlemen, Jamie Parsons and Shane McSperitt, were in the area of the cement truck accident at the corner of Johnstone and Frank Phillips Boulevard when the crash occurred, so they were first on the scene,” said EAC President Jason Harris, who also works for the Street Department. “While other bystanders were observing and taking photos and videos, our Street Department employees ran to the aid of the man in the truck and helped him to safety.
“The EAC is proud to recognize these outstanding employees for their efforts on December 11.”
Parsons and McSperitt will receive eight hours of special vacation, two free movie tickets and a $25 gift card to Hideaway Pizza for their efforts.
The EAC invites citizens who know of a City of Bartlesville employee who deserves special recognition to email the information to EAC@cityofbartlesville.org.