BUTLER, Kentucky - June 15, 2016 - The Campbell County Police Department and Rumpke Waste and Recycling will honor Alexandria resident Louis Scharold tonight at 5:30 p.m. during the Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting at the Campbell County Courthouse located at 1098 Monmouth Street in Newport.
Rumpke credits Scharold with saving its driver from a burning truck following an accident on US 27 in April, when a passenger vehicle struck a Rumpke commercial garbage truck head-on. Both trucks caught fire. Scharold pulled the Rumpke driver from the cab of the truck. He attempted to also save the driver of the passenger vehicle, who died upon impact.
"Mr. Scharold's quick actions probably prevented further loss of life," said Mike Puckett, Rumpke Director of Safety.
To thank Scharold, Campbell County Police will present him with its Wayne Roger's Award. Rumpke will also make a donation to the Special Olympics, a charity special to the family, in his name.
Rumpke Waste & Recycling has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. Headquartered in Colerain Township, Ohio, Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics and Rumpke Haul-it-Away. Please visit www.rumpke.com for more information.