Anthem Angel Honored

IFD Dispatcher Bonnie Lucas, of Indianapolis, Ind., was honored at the Colts versus Jaguars game this past Sunday.

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Bonnie Lucas Honored As Anthem Angel This Past SundayINDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of Indianapolis, Ind. as a 2008 honoree of the Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Bonnie Lucas, of the Indianapolis Fire Department, was recognized as an "Anthem Angel" at the Colts home game this Sunday, September 21, 2008, for her outstanding contribution to the community.

In honor of Bonnie's service, she received four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with her photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on www.colts.com, as well as recognition on the hhGregg Big Screens in Lucas Oil Stadium during the game.

Bonnie Lucas, nominated by daughter, Angela, has worked in the field of dispatching fire and emergency medical services to civilians for over 18 years.

As an emergency dispatcher, Bonnie responded to calls of distress and tragic misfortune during tornados that traveled through the Indianapolis area on September 20, 2002; May 25, 2007; and May 30, 2008. Despite the unknown timing of receiving a potentially "bad call," Bonnie has persevered in setting an example for maintaining calmness, and quickly making the appropriate decisions to keep 9-1-1 callers calm and remaining on the telephone line during emergencies. Her contributions to the team of emergency dispatchers have been noted by her peers and management over the years as she was promoted from dispatcher to supervisor.

"Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions.

Nominations are still being accepted for upcoming 2008 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit www.colts.com/anthemangels.

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