Edit ModuleShow Tags

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


Published:

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.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

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
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

A Family Afar: Taking Your Teens on a Wellness Retreat

How a wellness boot camp helped our travel-blogger dad communicate better with his teenage daughters

San Diego's Top Doctors 2019

A healthy helping of the breakthroughs and on-the-rise practices sweeping San Diego's medical community

How San Diego Are You?

Take our quiz to see where you land on the newcomer to old-timer spectrum
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. The Problem With Bright Red Tuna
    Many Americans still think bright red tuna means it’s fresher (it’s not)
  2. First Look: Animae
    Puffer Malarkey Restaurants unveil 5.5 million-dollar pan-Asian concept
  3. Jason Mraz and his Historic Coffee Bean
    The singer and Bird Rock Coffee Roasters unveil the first California-grown Geisha coffee
  4. Morning Glory Is a Millennial Wonderland
    The Little Italy restaurant may finally break San Diego's aversion to brunch
  5. A Deep Dive into the San Diego Fishing Industry
    A $2 billion project is poised to revive San Diego’s commercial fishing industry
  6. First Look: Black Rail Kitchen
    Another indie restaurateur opts for suburbia over the sexy downtown streets
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles

October is Rideshare Month

Join the Rideshare 2015 Challenge and get there together
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

The Vape Debate

Two Scripps doctors weigh in on this dangerous trend

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Makes Life Easier

Kaiser Permanente brings high quality, affordable care to San Diegans when and where they need it
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags