RPD officers given national life saving award

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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:11 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

A pair of Ralston Police officers were bestowed American Police Hall of Fame Life Saving Awards at last week’s city council meeting for actions they took in averting a suicide.

On Nov. 24, Sgt. Rodney Walker and Ofc. Dana Miller responded to a call of a man threatening suicide.

Arriving at the scene and entering the home, the officers observed a man with a shotgun in his mouth and Miller engaged him in conversation through a bedroom door. Officers were then able to enter the room, disarm the man and prevent him from doing any further harm to himself.

“Had it not been for the actions of these officers, the party would’ve completed his suicide attempt,” Ralston Police Chief Ron Murtaugh said in awarding the citations to Walker and Miller.

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