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Bulletin Notes

Recognizing Patrolmen Robert Turner and Adam Cerminaro and Sergeant Daniel Calicari of the Shrewsbury (New Jersey) Police Department; and Officer Jeff Daniels of the Ector County (Texas) Independent School District Police Department.

Bulletin Notes

Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each challenge freely and unselfishly while answering the call to duty. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the law enforcement profession.

Patrolman Robert Turner
Patrolman Adam Cerminaro
Patrolman Cerminaro
Sergeant Daniel Calicari

During a severe thunderstorm with heavy rainfall, Patrolmen Robert Turner and Adam Cerminaro and Sergeant Daniel Calicari of the Shrewsbury (New Jersey) Police Department responded to a structure fire with two people trapped inside. Patrolman Turner responded first and found a male victim calling for help from a second-story window. The man advised that there was a ladder in the garage, which the three officers used to bring him to safety. He also stated that his son remained inside somewhere on the second floor, possibly at the rear of the house, which was fully engulfed in flames. Patrolman Cerminaro tried to enter the back of the residence, but could not because of the heat and smoke. He then went to the front and kicked in the door. Patrolman Cerminaro and Sergeant Calicari searched feverishly around the first floor, but the fire forced them out. Subsequently, fire personnel arrived and found and rescued the son.

Officer Jeff Daniels
Officer Daniels

While off duty, Officer Jeff Daniels of the Ector County (Texas) Independent School District Police Department went to a local restaurant for dinner with his family. Upon entering, he noticed that one of the patrons was choking and that the other diners were unable to help. Immediately, Officer Daniels performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged the food stuck in the victim’s throat. However, the patron had lost consciousness and had no pulse or respiration. Officer Daniels, with the assistance of an emergency medical technician also dining at the restaurant, performed CPR. The victim began breathing independently prior to the arrival of the ambulance.


Nominations for the Bulletin Notes should be based on either the rescue of one or more citizens or arrest(s) made at unusual risk to an officer’s safety. Submissions should include a short write-up (maximum of 250 words), a separate photograph of each nominee, and a letter from the department’s ranking officer endorsing the nomination. Submissions should be sent to the Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.


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