Mayor Richard Edwards along with Municipal Administrator Lori Tretter and Chief Tony Hetrick presented Patrolman Tyson Richmond with the Meritorious Service Award at the May 2nd City Council meeting. Patrolman Richmond received the commendation for his life saving actions on March 10, 2016 while responding to a dispatch for a non-responsive 18 year old male.
The citation reads:
“Patrolman Richmond quickly assessed the individual and immediately started rescue breathing on the unconscious male. Patrolman Richmond continued this until Bowling Green Fire Division Paramedics arrived on scene and took over. It was suspected that the male had overdosed on some type of drug and it required multiple doses of Narcan to revive him.”
The recommendation that Patrolman Richmond be issued a letter of commendation for his actions and be awarded the Bowling Green Police Division’s Meritorious Service Award was made and approved by a Bowling Green Police Division Board of Review. His actions demonstrate the level of preparedness and commitment to the protection of life that is in keeping with the highest standards of the law enforcement profession. In so doing, he has brought great credit upon himself, the Bowling Green Police Division, and the City of Bowling Green.
The Meritorious Service Award has only been awarded 5 times since 1998. The last time this was awarded was 2014.