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S-OIL Recognizes Community Heroes
2019 Hero Citizens Award Offered
S-OIL Recognizes Community Heroes
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • November 25, 2019, 10:22
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S-OIL CEO Al-Qahtani

S-OIL held the 2019 Hero Citizens Award Ceremony on Nov. 25 at the S-OIL head office in Mapo-gu, Seoul, offering 140 million won to 23 hero citizens who put themselves at risk to save others in peril.

S-OIL presented both prize money and plaque to the courageous and brave hero citizens including Kim Young-geun (male, 64) who injured himself while fighting a criminal threatening a female restaurant manager with a knife; Sung Ji-hoon (male, 42) who suppressed a burglar threatening a convenience store manager with a knife and later reported the incident to the police; and Bae Gi-hwan (male, 59) who quicly sailed to a ship in distress and rescued 7 crewmen.

S-OIL CEO Al-Qahtani said the courage of unsung heroes can be a source of inspiration to many people and that S-OIL will continue to serve as a reliable custodian of unsung heroes so that their deeds can earn respect from society.

S-OIL has been holding the Hero Citizens Award Ceremony since 2008 with the goal to encourage and support hero citizens who go out of their ways to save others at risk.