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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 duty during New Year's Eve, Officer Noel Tarr of the Chicago State University Police Department observed a car approaching at a high rate of speed. The vehicle crossed three lanes of traffic, ran a red light, hit a light pole, and burst into flames. Immediately, Officer Tarr went to check on the driver. The female victim was pinned underneath her steering wheel; Officer Tarr forced back the front seat and freed her. As he pulled the woman to safety, she shouted that her kids remained inside. Officer Tarr ran back to the vehicle, observed two young children lying face down in the back seat, and removed them. Fire and police personnel arrived and transported the victims to local hospitals. Officer Tarr demonstrated the utmost in bravery and professionalism while responding to this situation.

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One afternoon while on patrol, Officer Adam Rose of the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Police Department noticed smoke coming from a residential area. Upon locating the house, he observed heavy smoke. Officer Rose yelled inside in an attempt to make contact with someone. In response, he heard a faint cry for help. With only a few feet of visibility, he made his way through the residence and used voice commands to locate a woman in the living room. Officer Rose escorted her outside to safety by feeling his way back to the front door. He then went back inside and retrieved the owner's dog. Fire personnel arrived shortly thereafter to treat the woman for smoke inhalation. As it turned out, the victim was on medication from a recent surgery and was unaware of the danger she faced. Thanks to the courage and quick actions of Officer Rose, she made a full recovery.

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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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