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Meet 6 of San Diego's Unsung Heroes

A snapshot of the brave men and women who keep our city running—a teacher, detective, firefighter, and more—and the trials and triumphs of their professions


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Jonathan Feliciano Fire Engineer/Paramedic, Coronado Fire Department pg 80

A job can be your livelihood, but for some people, a job is more about keeping others afloat, safe, healthy, even alive.

These are the challenging, heart-wrenching careers that call upon a deep reserve of emotional strength, patience, and resolve. Frankly, not all of us are cut out for it. So it’s a good thing we have brave citizens to step up. You might not know their faces or names, but you’ll want to know their stories.

Here, we profile six local heroes who are effecting change, empowering the underserved, and making San Diego a better place.

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Heroes 2018:

San Diego Hero: Seán Snow

How the detective at the San Diego Sheriff's Department seeks justice for children

San Diego Hero: Jennifer D. Parker

The case manager at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla works with major trauma patients

San Diego Hero: Captain Richard LeBron

How the commanding officer on the USS Bonhomme Richard keeps the seas—and us—safe

San Diego Hero: Aidin Esparza

Why the special education teacher in Sweetwater Union High School District never gives up on students

San Diego Hero: Jonathan Feliciano

What motivates the fire engineer/paramedic for the Coronado Fire Department to run into disaster

San Diego Hero: Wiara Jackson

How the lead medical social worker at Sharp Chula Vista stands up for patients
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