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PA police honor life savers

December 19th, 2012 - 6:19am

(Port Angeles) -- A big night for Port Angeles police officers, a city employee and a Clallam County Sheriff's deputy last night.

Police Chief Terry Gallagher and the department honored them with life-saving and distinguished service medals for outstanding work during a city council meeting.

Officers David Dombrowski, Brian Stamon and deputy Brian Knutson were given Life Saving medals for helping a downed bicyclist who was found not breathing and had no pulse. They administered an automatic external defibrillator and saved the man's life.

In addition, communication Supervisor Karl Hatton and Sgt. Glen Roggenbuck were awarded distinguished service awards for their work during the Elwha River Restoration events of last year.

Officer John Nutter received a medal for saving the life of a man down on a sidewalk. He was also awarded for work on implementing the new BTOP/mesh wireless network for the city.

Corporal Kevin Miller was awarded for preventing a young girl from jumping off a bluff in a suicide attempt. Miller also received a distinguished service award for his work in setting up special training for K-9 units.

K-9 Officer Allen Brusseau received a life-saving medal for preventing a man from jumping off one of the 8th Street bridges.

Officer Kylie Hatch was presented a Distinguished Service Medal for her intervention in an occupied burglary in June.

City light operations manager James Klarr was awarded the law enforcement Meritorious Service Award for helping prevent a young girls' suicide attempt from one of the 8th Street bridges.

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