Tuesday, January 25, 2011

4th Quarter Awards Ceremony

The flames were fierce and the smoke was choking, but Fourth Precinct Sgt. David Naoroz ran into a burning home twice on Nov. 18 to help save an elderly woman from a late-night fire.

For his heroic actions, he was awarded the Richmond Police Department’s highest honor -- the Medal of Honor – during the Department’s quarterly awards ceremony on Jan. 24.

Sgt. Jean-Guy LeGouffe and Officer Jill Simons also received the Life Saving Award for their role in those rescue efforts.

Chief Bryan T. Norwood recognized the Precinct of the Year: Second Precinct; Sector of the Year: Sector 212; and Rookie of the Year: First Precinct's Officer Mary Gary for their contributions to reducing crime, building partnerships and improving relationships within the community.

“It’s these partnerships – that aspect of bringing the community into community policing – that’s making a difference in our city,” Chief Norwood said. “We want to recognize and thank these partners and also our officers on the streets every day who work to go above and beyond their required duties and give their best back to the residents of Richmond.”