Montgomery Police Hand Out Officer Awards

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By CBS-8 Reporter

The Montgomery Police Department recognized some special officers for bravery and hard work.

Corporal Perry Gilliland received the life saving medal after he responded to a fight in which one person suffered a life threatening wound to the neck.  He applied pressure to the area until medics arrived on scene, saving the persons life.

Corporal Richard Fleming and Corporal Eric Shaffer received medals of Valor.   Both were recognized for responding to an apartment fire and searching the burning building to ensure all residents were safe.

In addition, 12 other officers were promoted to the ranks of corporal, sergeant, lietunent and captain.

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