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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.

Officers Adam Gibson and Brent Holtman of the Quincy, Illinois, Police Department responded to a report of a suicidal person adjacent to a busy four-lane highway. Upon their arrival, the officers found a distraught woman holding a box cutter to her throat. She resisted the officers' efforts to persuade her to surrender the blade. Anticipating the woman's attempt to lunge into moving traffic in hopes of being struck by a car, Officer Gibson tackled her before she could reach the highway and Officer Holtman tried to restrain the woman, who now was attacking her throat with the box cutter. Fortunately, the officers disarmed her before she could inflict life-threatening wounds. The brave actions of Officers Gibson and Holtman saved this woman's life.

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