LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette Police Department honored nine officers today with Bronze Merit Awards.
The department also pinned a newly promoted sergeant and swore in six new officers during a ceremony at City Hall.
One of the officers to receive a Bronze Merit Award was Marc Griffith, who helped a woman deliver a baby Nov. 7 and untangled the umbilical cord wrapped around its neck.
Griffith, a father himself, says his instincts kicked in.
"Being a father myself and having experienced several births, being in the room, I used my life experience of being a dad and just stepped in and took action and helped her deliver her first baby," he says.
Eight other officers were recognized for their efforts locating a missing child on April 19.
As News 18 previously reported, the child was found inside a neighbor's residence badly injured.