WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - On Thursday, the Purdue Police Department honored three officers for their life saving actions on campus in April.
Police officers Mark Snider, Kevin Balzer and Sgt. John Goetz received the Life-Saving Awards.
The men were nominated by their peers.
Balzar witnessed a vehicle strike a pedestrian, his action helped find the suspect.
Snider helped in an incident where a bicyclist collided with a bus.
Sgt. Goetz responded to a medical situation en route to the hospital to help keep a patient alive.
Goetz said the officers were just doing their duty.
"We were put in a situation where people were in life or death situations, fortunately we had officers there in the right place at the right time that were able to respond and take appropriate actions at the time," said Sgt. Goetz.
Luke Versprille, Associate Director of Facilities at the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center was also presented the Chief's Award. His work helped identify suspects and solve thefts in the sports center through the use of surveillance cameras and the security system.
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