The Department honored several officers this week at the City Council meeting, presenting them with awards for their actions in the past few months. Officer Lavender and Officer Boren each received Letters of Commendation for their actions on a recent call in which they tried to revive an unresponsive male, and then securing the scene once it became apparent that he was deceased. Officer Lavender also received a Certificate of Achievement for completing the training recently to become a Certified Field Training Officer for the Department. Officer Zuniga received a Certificate of Achievement for completing her 1 year probationary period and for her exemplary work in serving as the Departments translator on numerous occassions. Sergeant Coffey received the Departments Lifesaving Award for his actions in performing CPR on an unresponsive 3 week old infant and successfully reviving her before EMS units arrived.
Officer Lavender and his wife and son along with Mayor Pruitt and Police Chief Bachman
Officer Boren and his wife along with Mayor Pruitt and Police Chief Bachman
Mayor Pruitt, Officer Zuniga and Police Chief Bachman
Officers Lavender & Boren along with their families and Mayor Pruitt & Police Chief Bachman
Sergeant Coffey, Mayor Pruitt and Police Chief Bachman
Police Chief Bachman congratulating Sergeant Coffey on receiving the Lifesaving Award
The City hosted National Night Out this year at the Maypearl Sports Complex. City employees from City Hall along with all of our Police Officers were there handing out numerous items for children and parents alike. Promoting topics such as Gun Safety, Drug Awareness, & Child Safety with free gunlocks, 911 magnets, Child ID kits and coloring books & stickers for the kids. We had a live band playing and the Maypearl Fire Department was on hand cooking out and giving away hotdogs and drinks to all in attendance. Representatives from the Ellis County Sheriffs Office as well as the local Texas Highway Patrol office were also present, and a great time was had by all that came out in support of our community.
First Responders for Medical calls
Helping secure a landing zone for a MedEvac helicopter
Assisting the Fire Department
Cpl Coffey helping put out a brush fire
February 2011 snowstorm