Firefighter honored for pulling teen from arroyo

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A heroic Albuquerque firefighter was honored by the mayor Thursday.

Greg Vallejos the man who pulled a teenage girl out of an arroyo near Winrock filled with fast moving water.

Vallejos was off duty at the time but that didn’t stop him from jumping into action to save a girl whose life was in danger.

Valljos was named the Friday’s hero.

Vallejos says he didn’t think twice about his actions that day he was just doing his job and happy that he was in the right place at the right time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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