ARVIN, Calif. - A local bus driver was honored with the state bus driver of the year award today.
Joe Farrow, California Highway Patrol Commissioner, presented Kern County Superintendent of Schools bus driver, Damon Anglin, with the State of California Bus Driver of the Year Award on Tuesday, April 23.
Anglin is being recognized for his exceptional safety record as well as his passion for taking care of our most precious cargo.
On November 30, 2012, at about 5:45 am, Bernadina Sanchez of Arvin called the Kern County Sheriff's Office to report her vehicle stolen, with her four-year old child inside.
Around the same time, Anglin was traveling on Comanche Drive when he noticed a young child walking along the roadway. Anglin stopped and questioned the child, asking why he was alone and walking along a dark road.
Anglin called 911 and took the uninjured child to The Barn Mini Mart at DiGorgio Road and North Comanche Drive. Anglin met with Kern County Sheriff's deputies and reunited the child with his mother.