EPD Officers Recognized for Bravery, Life Saving Actions


Dozens of Evansville Police officers received awards Monday for their actions in the line of duty, including two officers who saved a little girl’s life back in June. 

More than four dozen officers received their awards for their actions ranging from showing bravery in a volatile situation to investigations netting big drug busts.

But two of those officers, who have only four years of tenure on the department combined, saved the life of a little girl just a few weeks ago.

Officers Kyle Thiry and Paul DeYoung helped save the life of an 8-year-old girl who was hit by a car back in June. While it’s certainly noteworthy to be recognized with the Bronze Merit Award, the officers say they were just doing their job.

Eyewitness News Jordan Vandenberge has the story.

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