Four Covington Police officers were recognized for their work in saving lives and protecting the community on Wednesday by the city.
Two deputies were recognized with the Life Saver award for helping a Covington resident after a call for help. The two officer performed CPR and administered AED shocks prior to the arrival of the fire department, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page. Their efforts saved the residents life.
Another deputy was awarded the Blue Star award after he dislocated a shoulder while restraining a mentally ill person who was attempting to assault others. The injury required the deputy undergo surgery and a “lengthy, painful recovery.”
The fourth deputy was awarded the Meritorious Service Award for going “above and beyond while assisting a vulnerable elderly woman who was being exploited by members of her family,” the Facebook post states. The officer reached out to other agencies and helped the woman find resources to regain control of her home and belongings.