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APD Honors Individuals with Police Awards

Posted by thowens on February 25, 2014

The Auburn Police Department presented three individuals with department-sponsored awards at the most recent City Council Meeting. One police officer received the Police Commendation Award, while two residents were honored with the APD’s new Citizenship Award.

From left: Councilman Mike Walter; Bob Burris; Anne Treesh; Officer Jeremy Heffelfinger and Mayor Norm Yoder

The award recipients were:

  • Officer Jeremy Heffelfinger, one of three police officers to receive the Police Commendation Award in the past 14 years, and Anne Treesh, an Auburn resident who is among the first to receive the Citizenship Award. Both were recognized for their joint efforts to save another citizen’s life. Officer Heffelfinger (who was off duty at the time) and Treesh were at the Auburn Kroger when store employee and City Councilman Mike Walter experienced a heart attack and collapsed. They administered CPR until medics could arrive, ultimately, helping to save his life.
  • Bob Burris, a local resident who provides transportation for DART (DeKalb Area Rural Transit) and the other recipient of the Citizenship Award. During the January power outage, Bob came out in sub-zero weather to drive citizens to the city’s warming stations. His efforts helped ensure those without heat were able to get safely to warm shelter. He also assisted with transporting citizens back home once power was restored.

“Both Anne and Bob’s actions are a reflection of their character,” says APD Chief Martin McCoy. “They both saw opportunities to help and stepped up without hesitation. Their genuine concern for others and their community is an example to Auburn citizens of all ages.”

The same is true about Officer Heffelfinger. “He’s devoted his life to helping others,” says Chief McCoy. “That doesn’t change whether or not he’s on duty.”

Both citizens received a certificate and a department challenge coin as a gift of appreciation.

 
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