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Spokane police honored for heroism

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.

David Wasson oversees coverage of politics and state and local government and assists with editing on the City Desk.

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