Monday, January 24, 2011

Chief to Award Medal of Honor, Community Awards

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 will be awarded the Richmond Police Department’s highest honor -- the Medal of Honor – tomorrow during the Department’s quarterly awards ceremony. The media and citizens are invited to attend the ceremony, which starts at 1 p.m. at the Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road.

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

Chief Bryan T. Norwood will also recognize the Precinct, Sector and Rookie of the Year 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.”