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Subject: JPD Quarterly AwardsDate: 02-28-2014 10:57:13
From: Lieutenant David CampbellCase or Incident: #N/A
Summary:

On 02/25/2014, the Juneau Police Department held a Quarterly Awards Ceremony. The ceremony recognized employees for work accomplished during the fourth quarter of 2013. The five employees recognized were as follows:

Officer James Dooley – Lifesavings Medal. On 09/09/2013, at approximately 11:39 PM, JPD received a report of a woman not breathing at the Alaskan Hotel. Officer Dooley arrived quickly, located the female, and began performing CPR. After approximately 100 chest compressions the paramedics arrived and were able to sustain a pulse on the female. The female was transported to BRH for treatment. Paramedics said the Officer Dooley’s actions were instrumental in saving the female’s life.

Officer Steve Warnaca – Outstanding Police Service. On 12/8/2013, at approximately 4:37 PM, JPD received a report of a male threatening to kill himself with a shotgun. Officers located the male and surrounded the residence. Dispatchers contacted the male via telephone, but he refused to exit the residence without the firearm. As a member of the JPD Crisis Negotiation Team, Officer Warnaca was called upon to talk with the male over the phone. Officer Warnaca was able to calm the male down and convince him to exit the residence without the shotgun. The male was taken into protective custody and transported BRH for an evaluation. Due to Officer Warnaca’s training and communication skills the incident was resolved peacefully without anyone getting hurt.

Officer Frank Dolan and Officer Jarrett Mahoney – Lifesaving Medal. On 12/9/2013, at approximately 3:48 PM, Officer Dolan and Officer Mahoney were conducting foot patrol at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center when they were told that a male was in distress. Officers located the male lying on the floor. The male was turning blue and not breathing and the officers began performing CPR. Paramedics arrived and the male was issued one shock with an AED and the male’s pulse returned. The male was transported to BRH for treatment. The emergency room doctor said the quick actions of the officers saved the man’s live.

Dispatcher Christy Smith – Capital City Fire Rescue Dispatcher of the Year. CCFR Chief Rich Etheridge presented Dispatcher Christy Smith with the 2013 Dispatcher of the Year Award.

Congratulations Officer Dooley, Officer Warnaca, Officer Dolan, Officer Mahoney, and Dispatcher Smith for outstanding service to the people of the City and Borough of Juneau.

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