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Mayor Tim Keller Honors Phillip Hall with Inaugural One Albuquerque Award

Nominations are now open for future One Albuquerque awards.

December 18, 2018

Today, Mayor Tim Keller awarded Phillip Hall the inaugural One Albuquerque Award for saving the life of a two-year-old child when he jumped over a fence and saved the child from a burning tent. Immediately after his heroic gesture, Hall was flown out to several hospitals to receive treatment for his injuries and has returned to Albuquerque for the first time to celebrate the holidays with his family.

The inaugural One Albuquerque award marks the opening of nominations for future One Albuquerque Awards.

“Phillip Hall embodies the spirit of One Albuquerque for the courage and bravery he exhibited when he saved the life of Kierre Caldwell,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “The One Albuquerque Award is about recognizing members of the community who step up and take actions that make Albuquerque a safer place for our families and neighbors.”

The One Albuquerque Award is given to members of the community to celebrate their extraordinary efforts in making Albuquerque a safer and more inclusive place to live. The award aims to highlight the positive impact individuals can have on communities and call on others to think about ways they can help their neighbors and the city as a whole.

“We recognize the incredible bravery it took to save little Kierre,” said Chief Paul Dow. “We’re honored to be a part of today’s ceremony for Phillip, and to remind our community to practice fire safety in and around their homes. Please call 911 if you see a fire or anyone in immediate danger.”

Anyone is welcome to nominate a member of the community for a One Albuquerque Award. Nominations can be submitted at cabq.gov/OneABQAward.