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Fire Medics Honored by Portland Police with Life Saving Medals


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


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Richard Streitz

January 31, 2010 at 1:27 PM

WOW!!! Congrats STEVE!!!
You deserve all the recognition and more for your service to the well being of the public!!!
You are and will always be tops in my book!!!

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