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By Clare McGraw
Cheney Free Press 

Cheney police awarded medals


Last updated 1/18/2024 at 10:28am

CHENEY – Three police officers and one dispatcher were awarded ‘life saving’ medals by the American National Police Hall of Fame on Dec. 23 and Jan. 11.

The Cheney Police Department announced officer Brad Deines, Ian Sauve, and Sgt. Austin Brantingham, along with dispatcher Lawrence Smith, earned the honor by providing crucial aid during a welfare check June 20, 2023.

According to Police Chief Rick Beghtol, the officers earned the award saving an individual during a suicide attempt.

“What we got was information that a person was trying to end their life,” Beghtol said.

“And t...

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