Durham Regional Police 911 call-takers and frontline officers were honoured Monday morning for their part in saving the lives of heart attack victims at the annual Lightning Bolt Awards at the Royal Ashburn Golf and Country Club in Whitby, Ontario.
Organized by the Base Hospital Advanced Life Support Program, the awards were presented June 23rd to police, fire, and ambulance (EMS) personnel in the region who helped save the lives of victims of cardiac arrest during the past year. Many cardiac survivors were on hand at the ceremony to thank their rescuers in person.
Recipients of the award include 911 call takers Liz Powers, Shellie Taylor, Art Mullen, Lea Cooke, Terry Spearing, Gayle Hetherington, Debbie Wakaluk, Sean Carmichael, Lisa Decicco, Laurie Arnott, Cyndy Young, Kristen Hunter, Rhonda Woods, Brigid Stewart and Gord Taschuk. Frontline DRP officers Tony Romano, Matt Jewell and Stephanie Meraw also received awards for their role in saving the life of a two-month old baby.
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DRP Recipients of Lightening Bolt Award (JPG file, 27.5K bytes)