From left to right: Officer Jason Cassidy, Officer Cameron Balazic, Officer Cory Tell, Sergeant Jesse Bollerud, Officer Marshall Tolbert and Zachary Perkins (also recognized but not pictured: Officer Nick Romero)[/caption]
Redmond, WA -Â It is undeniable that our team takes many heroic actions every day, but on Oct. 16 the Redmond Police Department was honored to recognize seven officers for exemplary behavior. One such event was on June 2 when a team of Redmond officers responded to a distressed woman who had stated she wanted to commit suicide by cop. Tense negotiations progressed over the next hour but the woman continued to make dangerous threats with a knife and claim she wanted to be killed. Eventually, thanks to quick thinking and fluid teamwork, officers were able to safely subdue the woman and get her transported to the hospital for help. Those seven officers (Sergeant Jesse Bollerud, Officers Marshall Tolbert, Zachary Perkins, Cameron Balazic, Jason Cassidy, Nick Romero and Cory Tell) were given a Letter of Recognition by Chief Kristi Wilson. Also recognized last night at the Redmond City Council meeting was the presentation of two lifesaving awards to Sgt. Jesse Bollerud and Officer Cameron Balazic. The Officers responded to a call on May 9 and found a man giving CPR to an unresponsive male who was not breathing and was without a pulse. The two worked quickly to apply an AED and perform CPR and sustained his life until aid arrived and provided additional care. Medical teams said that without the fast response from our two officers the man would not have survived. We are thankful for the extraordinary work our officers do every day and are proud to recognize their heroic actions.
Officer Cameron Balazic (left) and Sgt. Jesse Bollerud (right) were presented with Lifesaving Awards on Oct. 16, 2018.