NLVPD celebrates bravery, heroism of police officers with awards ceremony
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
The North Las Vegas Police Department held its 2019 Awards Ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the NLV City Hall, recognizing 41 officers for outstanding work in previous years.
All of these officers saved lives through various methods, from performing vital first-aid and putting out fires to talking people out harming themselves.
Honorees included officers Israel Molina and Robert Sherburn who received the Life-Saving Award after saving a 13-year-old boy from an attempted suicide on April 13.
Officers Molina and Sherburn arrived at an apartment building and found a mother holding onto her son who was daggling from the balcony.
Molina and Sherburn pulled the boy to safety just as he was slipping from his mother’s grip.
Also, a number of officers were given the Meritorious Service Award when on Aug. 18, 2017, they saved a woman and two children, ages one and two, from an armed suspect from whom they’d barricaded themselves inside the mast bedroom.
Having no time to wait for SWAT, the officers acted quickly, using a shield and battering ram to enter the home.
The suspect was taken into custody, and the woman and two children were freed.
Their rapid and dynamic response prevented a violent man from seriously harming three innocents.
The actions of these officers and all those honored at the ceremony reflect the great skill of NLVPD and its employees.