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‘Night of Honor’: Galt officers saved life of elderly woman, doctors say

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:00 am

Had Galt Police Officers Mark Fewel and Jose Ramirez not performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on an elderly woman who had suffered a heart attack and driven into the Napa Auto Parts Store on North Lincoln Way, doctors said she would have probably died.

That is why they were recognized Friday at the Galt Police Department’s first-ever “Night of Honor” held to recognize acts of heroism, lifesaving and other acts of valor by sworn officers, dispatchers, volunteers and other police department personnel.

Fewel and Ramirez received life-saving awards for the December 2011 incident.

On Friday, Roderick Fisher was named Officer of the Year, while Jennifer Gross received a similar honor as Professional Staff of the Year.

Jim Hugel was recognized as Volunteer of the Year and Michael Hunter Moon was Explorer of the Year. The Explorers program is for youths interested in law enforcement careers.

A number of personnel were recognized for their handling of the incident in which Sacramento County Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum was killed when he responded to retrieve pets believed abandoned when the homeowner had been evicted.

They include:

  • Officers Ramirez, Jarrett Tonn, Richard Small, Craig Walton and Steve Morgan received Medals of Valor for rescuing Marcum.
  • Officer Ron Michel and Dispatchers Valerie Hileman, Sabrina Lambson and Mary-Frances Tassano received the chief’s commendation.

Suspect Joseph Corey is accused of firing a shotgun through his front door and killing Marcum, who was not wearing a bulletproof vest. Galt officers moved Marcum to a nearby church, where he died.

Officer Daniel Boehle was awarded the Medal of Valor and Dispatcher Sheri Jasso the chief’s commendation for their efforts during the burglary call that ultimately resulted in the fatal shooting of fellow Officer Kevin Tonn in January.

Posthumously, Tonn received a Medal of Valor and Purple Heart.

Contact reporter Jennifer Bonnett at jenniferb@lodinews.com.

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