SANTA BARBARA, CA – April 15, 2014
Each year the Santa Barbara Police Department has its officers submit nominations for Extra Step Awards. These awards are presented to citizens who display acts of civic heroism and devotion to their community. These acts include saving lives and aiding fellow citizens and police officers in the performance of their duties. The awards are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara, which hosts a luncheon for the recipients where they are presented with a meritorious citation. The luncheon will be held at the Mesa Café at 1972 Cliff Drive on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at noon. The media is invited to attend.
The following citizens will be receiving the 2014 Kiwanis & Santa Barbara Police Department’s Extra Step Award:
Mr. Green, Head of Security Operations at the Wildcat Lounge, assisted SBPD officers on multiple occasions in 2013 dealing with combative subjects and with alcohol-related, narcotics, and DUI investigations. He was nominated by Officer Ethan Ragsdale.
Mr. Eck, the Santa Barbara High School Track Coach, prevented a felony fugitive from stealing a van and potentially driving through a crowd of student athletes and spectators leaving a track meet at Santa Barbara City College. He was nominated by Officer Carl Kamin.
William Barbaree & Nicholas McGilvray
Mr. Barbaree and Mr. McGilvray performed lifesaving first aid, prior to the arrival of emergency personnel, to James Atwood and Ellen Atwood, two motorcyclists that had been struck by a drunk driver. They were nominated by Officer Heather Clark.
Devin Shaw, Eva Pagaling & Steffanie Colgate
Mr. Shaw, Ms. Pagaling, and Ms. Colgate witnessed the hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of Mallory Dies. They pursued the suspect, tried to persuade him to return to the scene of the collision, called 9-1-1, and directed officers to the suspect’s location resulting in his apprehension. They were nominated by Officer Jaycee Hunter.
Mr. Houston came to the aid of an officer struggling in the street with a bank robbery suspect, helping to detain the suspect until additional officers arrived on-scene. He was nominated by Officer Richard Washington.
Sergeant Riley L. Harwood
Santa Barbara Police Department
Community & Media Relations / PIO
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