February 14, 2016

Senators meet with Gardner man

U.S. Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts, R-Kan., honored Clarence Williams for his heroic actions. Submitted photo

U.S. Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts, R-Kan., applauded the quick actions of Clarence Williams who assisted a Gardner woman following an accident earlier this year.
Clarence Williams, Gardner, was the first on the scene of an accident that injured Gardner woman Nikki McClure.
McClure was eight months pregnant when her vehicle rear ended a semi-truck on Interstate 35 near Gardner earlier this year.
Williams witnessed the accident and alerted emergency response providers. He assisted McClure and her daughters until paramedics arrived.
Nikki and her daughter, Emily, who was born later at the hospital, survived the crash, in part due to William’s quick response.
“I commend Clarence on his quick response to help a fellow Kansan,” Sen. Jerry Moran said. “His actions made a difference in the lives of the McClure family and I applaud his willingness to stop and care for those in need.”
Williams was recently awarded the VITA Wireless Samaritan Award by the Wireless Foundation. The award is given to outstanding Americans who have helped save lives, stop crimes or aided fellow citizens in emergencies using wireless technology.


  1. Jerry L Kellogg Sr says:

    It is great to see Mr. Williams receiving the recognition he so richly deserves. His selfless and courageous actions in responding immediately with aid and comfort to a family during an emergency helped save a life. Thank you, Mr. Williams. Gardner is proud of you for what you did.

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