Teen credited with saving injured KPRC 2 reporter receives national award

KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker with Eagle Scout Alex Park
KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker with Eagle Scout Alex Park (KPRC)

In January of 2020, KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker was hit by a truck in a crosswalk. He was severely injured and doesn’t remember much of that night. A few weeks later he learned a high school senior and Eagle Scout came to his rescue before an ambulance arrived. Walker and the young man have remained in touch ever since.

This week, Alexander Park was awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s Medal of Merit for his heroic actions the night Walker was hit. Brandon was in attendance for the ceremony.

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This week on Brandon’s Facebook page, he wrote:

I was honored to attend his special ceremony Sunday, with Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Not only is Alex an Eagle Scout, he was awarded the Medal of Merit — a national award for what he did to save my life.

According to its website, Boy Scouts of America says one is eligible for the Medal of Merit if they’ve “performed acts of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflect an uncommon degree of concern for the well being of others.”

If one needed a photograph to illustrate said description, Alex’s mug would be front-and-center.

To this day, Alex doesn’t think much about his efforts that night. To him, he saw someone who needed help — so, he helped.

That’s all.

I think that’s what makes his success all the more beautiful.

What a shining example of courage, empathy, humility, compassion — heart.

That’s Alex, alright.

Congratulations, bro!

See the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Facebook post announcing Park as the recipient of this national honor by clicking here.