COLUMBIA CITY — “I just want to thank you all for a job well done.”
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh offered his appreciation to a group of officers Monday afternoon at a small awards ceremony.
The department honored seven master patrolman for their valiant efforts in the last year.
Shad Hunter was given a life-saving award for “his excellent performance in the saving of a human life.”
Scott Leatherman took home his fourth patrolman medal for his “intelligent performance” during a routine traffic stop. Leatherman seized 159 bundles of Khat, an illegal narcotic from a vehicle on U.S. 30.
Tim Pittenger received his third patrolman medal for taking an illegal handgun off the streets during a traffic stop in October 2012.
Petersen was also awarded for removing an illegal handgun from the streets in November 2012.
Several officers also received letters of commendation.
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