On November 2, 2019, Warminster Rotary will honor Officer Ryan Bunda with the 2019 Warminster Rotary "Service Above Self" Award at Spring Mill Manor.
 
Rotary International's motto of "Service Above Self" best conveys the philosophy of unselfish service. On November 2, 2019 Warminster Rotary Foundation and Club will recognize Officer Ryan Bunda with the "Service Above Self" Award. The award is meant to recognize actions of those in the Warminster Community who put the interests of others above their own personal well beings. While all law enforcement and emergency personnel do so everyday, Warminster Rotary Foundation and Club will highlight the actions that took place on 07/10/2019, when a driver of a large truck had a seizure and lost control of his vehicle on a busy township road.
We invite the local and national community to help us honor Officer Bunda and help raise awareness of Rotary's impact on the Warminster Community. All proceeds of the event are used to support local youth in need. In recent years, proceeds have purchased mobility equipment for a child with MS, helped convert a garage into an accessible bedroom for a blind and physically impaired 4 year old, replaced the interior carpets of a home for a youth with allergies triggered by his Chemotherapy treatment and weakened immune system as well as landscaping to make walkways more accessible , helped purchase a wheel chair accessible vehicle for a permanently disabled youth.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE STORY
On Tuesday, July 10, 2019, at approximately 09:33 hours, Ofc Ryan Bunda was on patrol. While in the area of County Line Road and Newtown Road, the Officers observed a white Ford F-250, traveling west on County Line Rd. The Officer observed the passenger of the vehicle waving his arms trying to get the Officers attention, while the operator of the truck appeared to be in convulsions. Officer Bunda attempted to stop the truck as it traveled at a slow speed and in traffic. Officer Bunda exited his vehicle and ran towards the truck as it traveled at a slow speed. Upon reaching the truck Officer Buna could see the operator in active seizure. Ofc Bunda, opened the driver side door, while the truck headed towards eastbound traffic. Officer Bunda managed to apply the brakes with his left hand bringing the Ford to a complete stop, with the assistance of a passing Huntington Valley Firefighter. Once the truck was stopped Officer Bunda and the firefighter carried the operator to a safe area, where they called for medical assistance and rendered aid. Officer Bunda’s rapid and decisive actions, were both heroic and lifesaving. Great Job Officer Bunda and Thank you for your service.