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M.U.D. Board Recognizes Paul Contreras with Distinguished Service Award

From left: M.U.D. Board Directors Tim Cavanaugh and Tanya Cook, Board Chair Jim Begley, Paul Contreras, M.U.D. President Mark Doyle, and Board Directors Mike McGowan and Dave Friend.

Metropolitan Utilities District employee Paul Contreras was formally recognized at the March 6 M.U.D. Board of Directors meeting for heroic life-saving actions he took during the recent shooting incident at the Kansas City Chiefs Superbowl Victory Parade.

M.U.D. Board Chair Jim Begley presented Contreras with a Distinguished Service Award, the District’s highest honor. Contreras, an employee in the Gas Distribution division, received the award in appreciation for the “extraordinary life-saving measures” he took on February 14 when he tackled and helped restrain an alleged shooting suspect at the parade until the police arrived.

Contreras has 19 years of service with the District. He is the 24th District employee to receive the Distinguished Service Award, which was first given in 1978.