MCTS Driver Helps Girl Escape from Dangerous Situation
Chambers is no stranger to being recognized for her good works; she has received numerous commendations during her 12 years as an MCTS driver.
MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) driver is being recognized for her quick action in helping a 15-year-old girl escape from a man who was harassing and following her. MCTS Driver Sharon Chambers was about to pull away from a stop at Sherman Boulevard & Silver Spring Road on Monday morning when she noticed a girl waving in her direction.
“I thought she was just running to catch the bus, but as she walked in front of the bus I noticed she was crying,” Chambers said. “I told her to get on the bus and let her know no one was going to mess with her on my bus.”
Chambers drove away from the area in case the man was still following the girl. She then followed her training and protocol by calling into MCTS Dispatch, who notified Milwaukee Police. Chambers drove to 51st & Silver Spring Road to meet police and MCTS staff.
As they were waiting for police to arrive, Chambers called the girls Grandmother to let her know what happened and comforted the girl, telling her, “Don’t worry about it. You are safe. I will fight for you; no one is going to hurt you.”
You can see video of Chambers comforting the girl on the MCTS Facebook Page.
“Sharon Chambers is a wonderful example of how even small acts of kindness and compassion can have a large impact. Sharon, and all the other hardworking employees at MCTS and Milwaukee County, make me proud to live in Milwaukee and serve as County Executive. Thank you, Sharon,” said County Executive Chris Abele.
Chambers is no stranger to being recognized for her good works; she has received numerous commendations during her 12 years as an MCTS driver. Chambers is just the latest MCTS driver to be publicly recognized for going above and beyond. Drivers Shari Carroll and Anthony Brownlee were recently praised for their good works and quick action for separate incidents.
MCTS receives hundreds of commendations each year for drivers. If you see a driver doing something worthy of special notice, please let us know by filling out the commendation form on RideMCTS.com.
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