We just got a great press release from Villa Rica on one of their amazing Police Officers! Have a look:
****Villa Rica Corporal Ivey Honored for Heroic Efforts****
Villa Rica Police Corporal Meredith Ivey has been named “Officer of the Year” by the Metropolitan Atlanta Police Emerald Society for her heroic efforts in rescuing an unconscious driver from a burning car in September.
Corporal Ivey was the first responder on the scene of the fire on Industrial Boulevard at about 1:40 a.m. on September 7, 2015. Officers Spencer Crawford and Micahiah Swain quickly joined to help. Dash Cam video captured the dramatic rescue as the three pulled the driver from the car as flames tore through it and carried him a safe distance away, at which point Corporal Ivey began to administer first aid.
“We could not be more proud of Corporal Ivey and these officers,” Chief Michael Mansour said. “They never hesitated to run towards danger in order to save the driver’s life. Corporal Ivey, Officer Crawford, and Officer Swain put a stranger’s life ahead of their own and performed their duties above anything that could be expected.”
Video of the dramatic rescue is online at https://goo.gl/IgLpAa
About the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society
In February 1997, the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society (MAPES) was incorporated by the State of Georgia. The non-profit, non-political fraternal organization serves more than 350 active members. In addition to promoting a sense of pride in its Gaelic heritage, MAPES was established to recognize the accomplishment and contributions made by fellow Gaelic law enforcement officers within the metro Atlanta area. MAPES provides an environment that fosters a spirit of brotherhood and fellowship amongst its members and is dedicated to assisting needy families in the event of hardship. Furthermore, the organization is committed to enhancing professionalism within the law enforcement establishment and developing an atmosphere in which the police and community work together to reduce crime.
Amazing Job and congrats Corporal Ivey!