News Flash

City news releases

Posted on: April 27, 2021

Local teacher, business owner honored for saving man in crisis

Meritorious Service Award Fire Chief McFalls, Mr. Walker, Police Chief Scairpon, Asst. Chief Lawless

A local business owner and teacher who rescued a man from an overpass during a mental health crisis was honored Monday with a Meritorious Service Award presented by Marysville Fire District, Marysville Police Department and the City of Marysville. 

As Darrell Walker drove westbound on 88th Street the afternoon of Feb. 3, he noticed traffic at a standstill. A man was distraught and threatening to jump from the Quilceda Creek overpass. Walker parked his vehicle, instructed his oldest child to call 911, and approached the distressed man from a distance. He continued a conversation with the man until he was able to safely approach and physically secure him from falling. Walker stayed with the man until Marysville Police arrived. Firefighters later transported the man to a hospital for an evaluation. 

“I feel like God placed me there in that moment to save that young man,” Walker said. “He had said to me after I pulled him back over the railing that he had had a rough couple of months and couldn’t do it anymore. We all have had a rough time with this pandemic and we need to be there for each other. We need to come together as a community and serve and love one another.” 

Chief McFalls, Police Chief Eric Scairpon and Assistant Police Chief Jim Lawless presented Walker with a plaque honoring his actions during a small ceremony Monday at Tulalip’s Heritage High School, where Walker teaches Physical Education. Walker formally accepted the award during Monday evening’s virtual Marysville City Council meeting. 

“With care and compassion and strong communication skills, Darrell Walker was able to turn this situation around,” Fire Chief Martin McFalls said. “This was an exceptional act of courage that saved someone’s life.” 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City news releases

Sept. 11 Remembrance Monday 9/11 8:30 a.m., Civic Center, 501 Delta Ave.

Marysville remembers 9/11

Posted on: September 5, 2023

Pump track coming to Marysville

Posted on: February 2, 2023

City opens temporary garbage drop-off site

Posted on: December 21, 2022

Marysville remembers 9/11

Posted on: September 1, 2022

Mayor’s Coffee Klatch returns May 2

Posted on: April 12, 2022
Ken Baxter Community Center: Thanks for the memories!

Community Center moving in 2022

Posted on: April 28, 2021

Fake Police calls are a new scam

Posted on: April 8, 2021
Shred-A-Thon May 8, 10 a.m.-Noon, Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave.

City Shred-A-Thon returns May 8

Posted on: April 7, 2021

First Street Bypass opens to traffic

Posted on: October 2, 2020
Scairpon-official crop

New Police Chief coming to Marysville

Posted on: September 10, 2020

A message from the Police Chief

Posted on: June 4, 2020

Residential garbage service changes

Posted on: April 3, 2020

Youth Fishing Derby canceled

Posted on: March 27, 2020

City acts in response to COVID-19

Posted on: March 12, 2020

Property tax information

Posted on: February 5, 2020

Marysville Police host blood drive Dec. 30

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Blood drive Feb. 20 at Marysville Library

Posted on: February 13, 2019