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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.

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Officer Bridget Glaser of the Fort Wayne, Indiana, Police Department was dispatched to a fight at a local restaurant involving a male subject armed with a knife. Upon her arrival at the scene, Officer Glaser was directed to the kitchen of the restaurant and informed that an employee had a knife and had severely battered another employee. Once in the kitchen, she approached the alleged perpetrator and conducted a cursory weapon search of the male. She then asked him what had occurred. The subject very angrily replied that he would "show her what happened," and he made a move toward a cart holding several knives. Officer Glaser struck the perpetrator in the shoulder, knocking him away from the knives. The perpetrator then fled on foot out of the building. After a short chase, Officer Glaser and a backup unit apprehended the individual. Officer Glaser's fortitude and determination ultimately led to the arrest of a dangerous offender.

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After completing a midnight shift, Officer Camen Milano of the Southfield, Michigan, Police Department was driving home when he saw smoke and flames billowing from a nearby house. After trying to vocally rouse the residents, Officer Milano entered the residence to determine if anyone was inside. He immediately encountered a woman and her son, who had an emotional illness. Officer Milano assisted them to safety outside, where he was informed that a man with physical disabilities was still inside. Officer Milano then reentered the burning home, located the man, and began helping him to safety. Overcome with smoke and heat, Officer Milano was forced to temporarily leave the man in a hallway. Once he regained strength outside, Officer Milano crawled back inside, located the man, and successfully removed him from the home. Fire and rescue officials credit Officer Milano with directly saving the life of an individual with physical disabilities while placing his own life in jeopardy.

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 209, Quantico, VA 22135.
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Publication:The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
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Date:Sep 1, 2003
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