Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each encounter 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.
Officers Lucas Barr and Laanden Marlowe of the Payson, Arizona, Police Department responded to a residential fire that had already begun to spread to another home. They were the first on scene. Immediately, Officer Barr approached the burning residence and began yelling out. After doing so, he heard someone calling out for help. The officer located the resident, an elderly male, who had crawled to the side doorway of the house. He had sustained burns and could not evacuate himself. Quickly, Officers Barr and Marlowe carried the individual outside to safety, and he was transported to the hospital. Shortly after the evacuation, that portion of the home became engulfed in flames.
Nominations for the Bulletin Notes should be based on either the rescue of one or more citizens or an arrest(s) made at unusual risk to an officer’s safety. Submissions should include a short write-up, a separate photograph of each nominee, and a letter from the department’s ranking officer endorsing the nomination. Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com.