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Law enforcement receive awards, commendations

Law enforcement receive awards, commendations

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By: Melissa Randall

On Friday dozens of members of local law enforcement were recognized for going above and beyond to stop crimes from happening and for saving lives.

In front of their family and friends dedicated members of the Rhode Island State Police, federal agents and municipal officers were presented with awards. They were recognized for their work in everything from traffic stops to home invasions and drug busts.

Among those who were honored were Trooper James D’Angelo and patrolman Jason Eastwood of the Hopkinton Police Department. The men received the ‘Lifesaver’ award for stepping in to help an unconscious man suffering from a severe overdose.

“I went to my cruiser and retrieved the division issued naloxone and administered the dose,” explained Trooper D’Angelo. “That kept him par for course, where his breathing didn't fail completely.”

“It feels great. I hope that he goes on, everything works out for him and he has a great life,” said Patrolman Eastwood.

In total 35 troopers, 8 federal agents, 11 municipal police officers and one civilian were recognized.

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