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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.

While on traffic patrol, Trooper Kevin Schneider of the Wisconsin State Patrol observed a vehicle that was being driven erratically. When he attempted to stop the car, a high-speed chase ensued. Within a few minutes, the male driver stopped the vehicle in the middle of the road and refused to exit the car. As Trooper Schneider cautiously approached, the man displayed a 7-inch fixed-blade knife and deeply slit his own throat and carotid artery. The trooper quickly removed the knife from the driver--now going into shock--and administered first aid to stop the profuse bleeding. Then, the individual was transported to a local hospital for emergency surgery; he later recovered. Trooper Schneider's brave actions and quick thinking saved the man's life.

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Lieutenants James Heavey and Richard Cochran of the Greenwich, Connecticut, Police Department were the first to respond to a house fire. Upon arrival, the officers found flames under a rear two-story deck and stairway, the only access to the second- and third-floor apartments. Fearing the fire would spread and trap the residents--two women and a young girl, the officers climbed the burning deck and rescued the three occupants from the building. The swift and heroic actions of Lieutenants Heavey and Cochran saved the residents from harm.

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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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Title Annotation:rescue operations by law enforcement officers
Publication:The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2005
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