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Police Chief Rosie Sizer honoring Portland Fire & Rescue SERT Medics
Last night at David Douglas High School Performing Arts Center, the Portland Police Bureau honored citizens, officers, and fire personnel for their community service efforts and life-savings actions.
Portland Fire & Rescue Medics Captain Williams and Lieutenant Bregman were honored and awarded each with Life Saving Medals. Captain Williams and Lieutenant Bregman are both members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT). This specialty team responds to incidents involving uncooperative armed suspects such as barricaded subjects or hostage situations.
On September 24, 2009, a man wanted for multiple armed robberies and armed with a handgun, came face to face with SERT members and was critically wounded by gun fire. SERT Medics Williams and Bregman rendered aid to the wounded suspect. Both wore gas masks and readied the suspect for hospital transport. The medics accompanied the suspect in the ambulance and continued aid efforts. Their actions were deemed as critical and successful in ultimately saving the man’s life.
Portland Fire & Rescue are proud of Fire Captain Williams and Lieutenant Bregman’s selflessness and decisive actions to save a man’s life.
To read all award narratives presented by the Portland Police Bureau, click here.
January 27, 2010