On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the Lebanon Police Department held an Awards Ceremony in the Department’s training room where several officers were presented with awards.
Several officers were awarded Officer First Class titles: Officer Tyler Hewes, Officer Roberto Dourado, Officer Eric Hunter, and Officer Emily Winslow. Officer Zachary Lawrence was awarded the Senior Officer title. All of these officers have shown their dependability and dedication to the Department, the City of Lebanon, and fellow officers.
Several officers were presented with Certificate of Commendation Awards for their response to the Hartford, Vermont protest in August. All officers who responded to the protest acted in a professional manner, treated each person with respect, and kept a calm demeanor throughout. Sergeant Hubert, Officer Gaspard, Officer Lawrence, Officer Bailey, Officer Hunter, Officer Brewster, and Officer Winslow all received this award.
Officer Ryan Brewster was presented with a second Certificate of Commendation Award for his response to an Assist Motorist call in August. The operator of a disabled vehicle had run out of gas and was going through hard times. Officer Brewster took the initiative on his own to go to a gas station, buy a gas can and fill it with gas with his own money, and return to the vehicle. These actions go above and beyond and are actions that we hope all our officers strive to emulate.
Officer Winslow was awarded with a Commendation Bar for Lifesaving, for her response to an emergency call in September of a suicidal male threatening to jump off a bridge onto the interstate. Officer Winslow immediately began speaking with the male and building rapport and was able to de-escalate the situation until the male agreed to come off the bridge. Officer Winslow should be recognized for her excellent performance on this call which resulted in a peaceful resolution to this incident and saving this man’s life.
Officer Lawrence was also awarded with a Commendation Bar for Lifesaving, for his response to a medical emergency at the Police Department in September. A male had collapsed and hit his head off the booking cage and floor and was unresponsive and bleeding. Without delay, Officer Lawrence grabbed paper towels and went to evaluate the male. Officer Lawrence found no pulse and immediately started performing CPR, and continued CPR until the Lebanon Fire Department arrived. Officer Lawrence’s quick response and proper technique in performing CPR assisted in saving this man’s life.
Also presented were Years of Service Awards. Plaques were given to Communications Specialist Anne Crepeau for 15 years of service, and Detective Callie Barrett for 10 years of service.
Congratulations to all Officers and Department Staff!
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello