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14-Year-Old Given Citizen's Award for Heroism

December 20, 2005 00:00

  

14-YEAR-OLD GIVEN CITIZEN’S AWARD FOR HEROISM

On Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 1:15 p.m., in the East Precinct Community Room located at 734 Southeast 106th Avenue, Chief Derrick Foxworth will present 14-year-old Tiffany Engle with the Citizen's Award for Heroism. The award stems from a December 14, 2005, burglary to the Engle’s family home. During the burglary, two suspects broke into the house while Tiffany was home sick from school. Realizing the suspects were breaking into the house, Tiffany found a place to hide in her parent’s bedroom. A short time later, one of the suspects who was armed with a baseball bat, confronted Tiffany in her parent’s bedroom. The two suspects fled and Tiffany, who was now extremely frightened, still had the presence of mind to obtain a description of both suspects and the license plate of their Ford Explorer.

Detectives interviewing Tiffany were extremely impressed with her poise and credit her with providing the information that led to the swift apprehension of the suspects. After completing the investigation the East Precinct officers and detectives forwarded a recommendation that Tiffany be given the Citizen's Award for Heroism.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

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