Allen Police applauded the quick thinking, thorough training and good instincts of more than two dozen employees and volunteers during its annual recognition ceremony, held March 7.
Chief Brian Harvey shared harrowing stories of employees who intervened in suicide attempts, protected domestic violence victims, stopped retail theft, rescued a trapped dog, and helped a young man perform CPR on his mom.
The department distributed three Awards of Team Excellence for outstanding teamwork in a highly creditable act beyond the ordinary course of duty.
Two officers were awarded a Meritorious Conduct Bar for the heroic performance of duty involving risk to the officer's personal safety. Officer Tony Brown and Officer Stephen Griffith were commended for protecting a woman and her friend from a potentially violent interaction with an ex-husband.
Chief Harvey also presented two Certificates of Merit for outstanding performance of duty under unusual, complicated or hazardous conditions. Cpl. Cody Turner was honored for surveillance efforts leading to a retail theft arrest. Officer Jay Leeck was applauded for investigating a 9-1-1 hang-up that resulted in an assault family violence arrest.
Three APD personnel earned the Life Saving Bar, awarded to an employee directly responsible for saving a human life.
The annual awards also recognize employees and volunteers who contribute to the department's overall excellence. Recipients of 2017 awards included:
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