Four Waste Pros are being hailed as heroes. As Dartavis Covan drove co-workers Cory Thomas, Jalan Mitchell, and Jonathan Cooper to their morning shift, the four men noticed a house fire. First responders arrived shortly after, but Dartavis had already sprung into action.  The four workers entered the residence and pulled an elderly resident and one of her grandchildren to safety.  The victims rescued from the home were rushed to nearby USA Health University Hospital. Family members of the victims reached out to express their gratitude.  Ebony Loper shares, “My grandmother and cousin would not be here right now if not for Dartavis and the other guys. We have taken so many losses this year, from my grandfather passing to my mom losing everything in a tornado in June. If we had lost my grandmother, too, I do not know what we would have done. My family is forever grateful.”

The four Waste Pro employees were also recognized for their heroic actions during the City of Moss Point Board meeting. The Mayor, the Honorable Billy Knight Sr., gave them a certificate of appreciation for bravery and selfless acts. Waste Pro will host a celebration at their Gautier division office later this month, where all four heroes will be honored. “These Waste Pros are everyday heroes, and we are so grateful they were at the right place and time to save these folks. If they hadn’t been there, we hate to think what the outcome might have been,” shared Regional Vice President Chris Lockwood.

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