Police honor heroes – officers and residents – at award ceremony
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Dec. 9, 2013
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Police will honor heroes officers and residents at award ceremony Tuesday
Kansas City Police officers arent the only ones who will be honored for heroic acts at an award ceremony tomorrow: several area residents will receive accolades for their brave deeds, as well.
The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Kansas City Regional Police Academy auditorium at 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Rd.
A man and woman will receive Certificates of Appreciation for pulling over and helping a young woman who had been hit by a fleeing driver and left for dead on 169 Highway by the Downtown Airport on May 7, 2013. The womans car had broken down, and she was waiting for help when she was struck. Several people stopped at the scene, but Cassidy Casner and Robert Hill were the only ones who got out to help. They risked their own safety to pull the woman off the highway and apply a make-shift tourniquet to her leg. The young woman lost her leg, but had it not been for Casners and Hills assistance, she would have died from blood loss. The woman will reunite with her rescuers for the first time at the ceremony.
Also receiving Certificates of Appreciation will be tow truck driver Tom Watson, who saved the life of a man trapped in a burning car; and Nicholas Miller, a Wal-Mart employee who stopped a man who was attacking a police officer.
KCPD officers also will receive awards for everything from pulling people from burning vehicles to stopping suicidal people from taking their lives to organizing the massive public safety response at the J.J.s Restaurant explosion.
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