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June 25, 2014

Duncan officers awarded at city council meeting

MARLOW — Nine Duncan police officers were recognized for service beyond their call of duty during the Duncan City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Duncan Police Capt. Brian Attaway said the awards serve to honor officers’ work throughout the year.

Lt. David Woods and Sgt. Steve Biffle received the Police Star Medal, the department’s second-highest award, for escorting an elderly blind man from a burning home in January.

Officer Suzannahe Wier was awarded the Life-Saving Medal for talking a woman out of jumping off the bridge at U.S. 81 and Oliver Road.

Lt. John Webb and Sgt. Layle Baker were awarded a Life-Saving Medal for performing CPR and reviving an unconscious man from a possible heart attack in December.

Master Officer Brian Eades was also awarded a Life-Saving Medal for reviving a child who nearly drowned in a bath tub.

Master Officer Leland Parker received a Meritorious Service Medal for using his own tools and remodeling an old National Guard Armory into a training and office facility for city, state and county agencies.

Lt. Bart Riley was also awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for ensuring police vehicles are ready for patrol, ordering new police vehicles and preparing old ones for sale, which saves the department money.

Master Officer Julio Alvarez received a Community Service Medal for volunteering with the First Christian Church to prepare and deliver sack lunches to free-or-reduced-lunch-program students, and working with abused children at a treatment facility in Colorado.

Councilman Ricky Mayes praised the officers for their service and dedication.

“They do an excellent job and go above and beyond,” Mayes said.

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