BRISTOL – The Bristol Board of Police Commissioners honored a number of officers and citizens Tuesday for going above and beyond in serving area residents.
Of those recognized, Lt. Jason Warner was honored with the Life Saving Award for actions taken in helping a man suffering a heart attack by enacting CPR and using an AED.
Officer Taylor Bay Sutton also received the Life Saving Award for actions taken in helping a man survive a heart attack with CPR.
Receiving the Letter of Commendation, Officer Jonathan Taylor was recognized for actions taken in the arrest and investigation of an individual stalking and tracking a victim. The officer’s actions led to the exoneration of another innocent individual.
Also receiving the Letter of Commendation was Officer Monica Finkle who played a part in the approval of arrest warrants of three individuals from out of state engaged with street racing at the intersections of Farmington Avenue and Stafford Avenue. Officer Mark McGrane also received the Letter of Commendation for assisting in the investigation and suspect identification.
Dispatcher Amy Therrien received the Exceptional Service Award for her efforts in volunteering to become a department communications training officer and has overseen the training of eight in-house dispatchers who’ve all become certified as CTOs.
Area resident Kelly Kay, for recognizing that an individual was choking and performing the Heimlich Maneuver to help them, received the Citizen’s Commendation Award.
Both Warner and Sutton were also nominated to be recognized as Officers of the Month of August.