A number of lifesaving awards were presented to several officers of the Montevideo Police De­part­ment and Sheriff’s Department at the city council meeting on Monday evening.

 

A number of lifesaving awards were presented to several officers of the Montevideo Police De­part­ment and Sheriff’s Department at the city  council meeting on Monday evening.

Presenting the awards on behalf of the city council, the city, and the police department were Chief of Police Adam Christopher and Mayor Debra Lee Fader.

The first award was given to officer Kelly Robinson for assisting and saving the life of a choking victim. Robinson was off duty at the time of the incident, and he successfully applied the Heimlich maneuver to remove the obstruction from the victim’s airway.

Awards were next presented to officers Josh Walker and Carmen Beninga for giving Narcan to a person who was unresponsive due to an opioid overdose. The incident took place on July 10, 2017, and the individual survived thanks to the quick actions of Walker and Beninga.

An award was presented in absentia to officer Sean Stevens, who assisted officers Walker and Beninga.

Officers Charles Beery, Ken Schule, and Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Joyce were presented with awards for administrating Narcan to   another opioid victim. The victim survived the overdose.

Council president Marvin Garbe thanked all of the officers for their dedicated service to the citizens of Montevideo, and a hearty round of applause was given by all in attendance to the officers.

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