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The 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.

Deputy Clifton Talley of the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's Office was driving in his personal vehicle with his family when he observed Sergeant Mike Carter of the Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Police Department respond to a vehicle accident. A van had diverted from the roadway, gone through a fence, and collided with a parked truck; the injured driver was pinned beneath the dash and steering wheel. Deputy Talley noticed that a fire had ignited at the rear of the vehicle and decided that there was no time to wait for fire rescue to assist the driver. He quickly exited his vehicle and assisted Sergeant Carter in extracting the woman from her van; due to the heavy smoke from the fire, they had to rely on touch to free her. After removing the driver from the vehicle, they immediately took her to on-scene medical personnel. The actions of Deputy Talley and Sergeant Carter prevented the serious injury or death of the driver.

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Officer Kelly Davenport of the Richmond, Michigan, Police Department responded to a mobile home that was fully engulfed in flames. After arriving at the residence, Officer Davenport approached the front door, which was forced open by an off-duty firefighter and had thick, black smoke pouring out of it. Officer Davenport located a man lying inside the residence and, with the firefighter's help, crawled into the home and pulled the individual outside where he received immediate medical attention. Although the man later died from his injuries, Officer Davenport made a valiant effort to save the individual's life.

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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, Madison Building, Room 201, Quantico, VA 22135.
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Date:May 1, 2004
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