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For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2019
Media Contact:
Rona Bellamy
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Commissioners Jordan, Bovo to recognize heroic bus driver

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – Commissioners Barbara J. Jordan and Esteban Bovo, Jr. will be presenting a commendation to bus operator Elijah Saleem during a Board of County Commissioners special presentation on Tuesday, March 5.

Saleem was on duty driving northbound on Northwest 155th Street and 27th Avenue on February 18 when he saw a car plunge into a canal. He then stopped and secured the bus and got into the water to rescue the man, his girlfriend, and their 1-year-old son. Saleem will be in attendance at the BCC presentation to receive the commendation.


Miami-Dade County Commissioners Barbara Jordan and Esteban Bovo, Jr.
Commissioners Jordan and Bovo honoring Elijah Saleem
March 05, 2019, 9: a.m.
Stephen P. Clark Government Center (Commission Chambers)
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128