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Newport News Police Department
Tuesday October 19th, 2010 :: 05:34 p.m. EDT

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DEPARTMENT TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING ACTS AND PROMOTIONS

DEPARTMENT TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING ACTS AND PROMOTIONS

The Newport News Police Department will recognize officers, civilians and citizens for numerous outstanding acts during an awards ceremony at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 19, 2010. The ceremony will take place at the Scottish Rite Center located at 65 Saunders Road in Newport News.

Among the awards to be presented this year is the Purple Heart to an officer who was shot while investigating a suspicious vehicle. Six officers will receive silver medals of valor, six will receive bronze medals of valor and one will receive a lifesaving medal.

Three citizens will receive citizen service awards for their assistance in the apprehension of a serial robbery suspect that was responsible for several armed robberies of pharmacies in Newport News and Hampton.

The recipients of quarterly awards for January through March and April through June will also be recognized.

The media is invited and encouraged to cover this event. Please contact Lou Thurston at 757-532-0840 regarding any special arrangements that may be necessary.

Address/Location
Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 757-928-4100

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