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2010 Awards

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AWARD – Officer Zaslavsky
EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AWARD – Officer Bowers
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND  DEGREE – Timothy Ring
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND  DEGREE – Abigail Landau
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND DEGREE – Stephen Landau

On Sept. 19, 2010, a woman began giving birth in a store at Bridgewater Commons Mall. When Officer Zaslavsky arrived, he found the woman’s water had broken, and after guiding her to the floor found the baby already crowning. She soon gave birth to a baby girl, with assistance from Zaslavsky and members from the Green Knoll Rescue Squad.

CPR/DEFIBRILLATOR SAVE AWARD – Officer Bernhard
CPR/DEFIBRILLATOR SAVE AWARD – Officer Blath
CPR/DEFIBRILLATOR SAVE AWARD – Officer Augliera
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND DEGREE – Diane Strahlendorff
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND DEGREE – Melissa Sherman

On Oct. 24, 2010, two women who heard a car crash on Promenade Boulevard ran to the scene and found one of the drivers wasn’t breathing. The women, Diane Strahlendorff and Melissa Sherman, administered CPR along with off-duty police officer Blath. Two more officers, Bernhard and Augliera, arrived and took over CPR while Blath retrieved a defibrillator, which was used to restore the driver’s pulse. The driver regained consciousness and was transported to the hospital.

CPR/DEFIBRILLATOR SAVE AWARD – Officer Hollowell
CPR/DEFIBRILLATOR SAVE AWARD – Officer Fischer

On Oct. 2, 2010, Officers Hollowell and Fischer were sent to the Promenade Boulevard Home Depot, where a man was in distress. They found a 52-year-old unconscious and with no pulse. They used a defibrillator and CPR until an ambulance arrived, and the man eventually made a full recovery.

LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Lieutenant Gorski
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Cooper
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Hobbs
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Mitzak
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Daunton
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND  DEGREE – Dispatcher Collins
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND  DEGREE – Dispatcher Sujansky

On Feb. 26, a 911 caller said he’d been stabbed by an acquaintance. Soon after dispatchers broadcast a description of the suspect and his car to Bridgewater officers and throughout the county, Officer Cooper radioed that he was behind the suspect’s car. He stopped the car on Interstate 287 and with the help of Officers Hobbs, Mitzak, Daunton and Lieutenant Gorski, took the suspect into custody.

LIFE SAVING AWARD – Sgt. Maxwell,
LIFE SAVING AWARD – Officer Pelley
LIFE SAVING AWARD – Officer Tennant
LIFE SAVING AWARD – Officer Dailey
LIFE SAVING AWARD – Officer Schubert
LIFE SAVING AWARD – Officer Black
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND  DEGREE – Lance Kopman
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND  DEGREE – Jessie Chang


On Sept. 29, 2010, officers responded to an address on Lawton Road where a man was trapped beneath a Jeep SUV. Unable to find a jack, one of the officers asked, “Do you think we can lift it?” Sgt. Maxwell responded, “Let’s give it a try.” Six officers lifted the car while another officer and two rescue squad members from Green Knoll pulled the man clear. The man was unconscious and in cardiac arrest, but the officer and rescue squad members used CPR and a defibrillator to restore his pulse. The man continues to recover from his injuries.

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AWARD – Officer Daunton
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND  DEGREE – Sr. Dispatcher Hamilton
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND  DEGREE – Dispatcher Marshall
CIVILIAN AWARD 2ND  DEGREE – Dispatcher Sujansky10awards5

On Aug. 30, 2010, a dispatcher received a distraught phone call from an 18-year-old woman in Chimney Rock Park who was threatening suicide. Dispatcher Marshall determined her location by asking her what she could see and hear; with his help and that of other dispatchers, Officer Daunton located the woman near a cliff in the park. Daunton was able to build a rapport with the woman and eventually was able to grab her hand and pull her to safety.

LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Delaney
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Schubert
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Greco
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Thorsen

On March 13, four officers were sent to the Red Bull Inn on Route 22 to attend to a potentially suicidal man. Officers didn’t have the man’s exact location but were eventually able to locate him, and although he had barricaded himself in his room, they were able to force open the door and subdue him before being transported for evaluation

LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Savare
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Hollowell
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Blath
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Cerro
LETTER OF COMMENDATION – Officer Ochs

On June 1, 2010, four officers went to a home on Drysdale Lane for a disorderly person. The man barricaded himself in his room and refused to come out, then said he was having medical problems. The officers broke open the door and subdued the man, who attacked them with a metal cane before being transported to the hospital.

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