Member Spotlight: Robert Shuford

Robert Shuford began his career in Stop & Shop on September 30th, 2001 where he works as a night crew chief. He has always been an assiduous person, who always strives to do his best. On May 25th, 2023, Robert did more than his best and became a hero! While preparing to open Stop & Shop, Robert heard a loud bang from outside and, knew trouble was amiss.

He rushed outside to see a wallowing cloud of black smoke fuming from the aftermath of an overturned semi-truck. Robert knew he didn’t have much time and called for his coworkers to assist him, as he rushed into danger. Hiscoworkers weren’t as willing as he was and insisted that he stay away from the danger. Instead of having a back-and-forth Robert chose to continue assisting anyone near the accident. As Robert got closer to the truck, he saw the injured driver and assisted him. Robert has since been recognized as a local hero by Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, and even has his own day. June 15th is now Robert Shuford day. You never know what anyone may be capable of. We salute you Robert Shuford.

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