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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 patrol, Officers Richard Flores and John Molina of the Waco, Texas, Police Department watched as an 18-wheeler crested a hill and rammed into the back of another tractor trailer that had stopped because of road construction, forcing it into the minivan in front of it. The truck that triggered the accident exploded and burst into flames. Immediately, Officers Flores and Molina ran into the fire and helped the elderly driver to safety. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

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While off duty, Sergeant Art Wright of the La Palma, California, Police Department watched an out-of-control vehicle veer off the roadway and crash into a power pole. The unconscious driver was slumped over in the passenger seat. The car then started to burn, and smoke filled the interior. Immediately, Sergeant Wright entered the vehicle and removed the male victim, at which time the car exploded and became engulfed in flames. After moving a safe distance away, Sergeant Wright realized the man was in full cardiac arrest and started CPR, continuing until medical personnel arrived and transported the driver to the local hospital. Several days later, he was released.

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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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