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  • Officers' heroism saved a life

  • Two Blue Springs Police Officers recently received Silver Awards of Valor at the 2012 Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriffs Association Awards annual ceremony on Nov. 16, 2012, for their commendable actions in saving the life of a distressed person on a bridge over Interstate 70.

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  • Two Blue Springs Police Officers recently received Silver Awards of Valor at the 2012 Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriffs Association Awards annual ceremony on Nov. 16, 2012, for their commendable actions in saving the life of a distressed person on a bridge over Interstate 70.
    The Silver Award “Recognizes a person who has performed a dangerous and distinguished act that conspicuously exceeds the performance that is normally expected.”
    BSPD Officers Kyle Flowers and Ray Osenbaugh received the award after their dramatic rescue of a suicidal person when they caught an individual over the side of the bridge, calmed them with encouraging conversation, and then pulled them to safety unharmed.
    The awards were read by Lauren Halifax, anchor for WDAF Fox 4 news in Kansas City, and the officers were joined by members of their families, Chief Wayne McCoy, Maj. Bob Muenz, Capt. Robert Morton, Capt. Rea Myers and Lt. Steve Decker who attended on behalf of the Blue Springs Police Department.
    We are very proud of our officers in the Blue Springs Police Department. Twenty-four hours a day, every day, they set aside their daily lives to ensure that all of us can live in a safe community with a very high quality of life, and we greatly appreciate their dedication to duty.
     
     
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