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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.

Early one morning, Officer Christopher Hunsberger of the Telford Borough, Pennsylvania, Police Department and Officer Kurt Scherzberg of the Souderton Borough, Pennsylvania, Police Department responded to a house fire. Upon arrival, the residence's second floor was fully engulfed in flames and filled with smoke. Several family members were trapped inside, including an elderly man confined to an oxygen tank. While Officer Scherzberg gathered residents and escorted them outside, Officer Hunsberger went to the second floor, retrieved the elderly man, and helped him to safety. The officers then tended to the family until further assistance arrived. The quick response and heroic actions of Officers Hunsberger and Scherzberg saved the lives of these individuals.

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While on his way home early one morning from an off-duty job, Sergeant Jeff Peters of the Bryan, Texas, Police Department noticed flames coming from a partially flipped vehicle that had gone off the roadway and struck a tree. Immediately, he investigated and found the driver critically injured. The partially ejected man was pinned by both the vehicle and a tree, and his upper torso was exposed to flames. Sergeant Peters entered the burning vehicle from the rear, pried the driver free, carried the victim a safe distance from the scene, and waited for medical authorities. The man survived for several days but, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries. Sergeant Peters displayed courage and dedication and gave this individual a chance for survival.

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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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