The courage and heroism of more than a dozen Spokane police officers who went above and beyond the call of duty will be honored tonight.
Check back with The Spokesman-Review for full coverage of the recipients. The awards presentation which is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Spokane City Hall.
An advance preview of the ceremony, shared by police organizers, indicates this year's recipients include:
- An officer who responded to a suicide call and resuscitated the victim before paramedics arrived.
- An off-duty officer who pulled a suicidal woman away from her attempted jump the Monroe Street Bridge.
- A motorcycle officer who was injured by a live utility wire that had fallen after the wreckless driver he was pursuing hit an electrical pole. The wire wrapped around his neck, severely injuring him.
UPDATE -- Here's a link to reporter Chelsea Bannach's story as it appeared in Friday's edition of The SR.