CCPD COMMENDATIONS: City police honors 7 officers

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.To read the rest of this story, see the March 26 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.