Officers commended with Life Saving Awards

Ceremony part of packed Nov. 8 City Council meeting


November 16, 2022

Benny Westcott

Sweet Home Police Sgt. Ryan Cummings, left, and Detective Geoff Hamlin hold Life Saving Awards they received at the Nov. 8 Sweet Home City Council meeting for their efforts in assisting SHPD Communications Commander Penny Leland during a cardiac arrest event she experienced while in her office on Oct. 12.

An information-packed Nov. 8 Sweet Home City Council meeting began with four Sweet Home Police Department officers receiving Life Saving Awards for a pair of incidents, one involving one of their own.

The council cited Sergeant Ryan Cummings and Detective Geoff Hamlin for their Oct. 12 actions after Communications Commander Penny Leland suffered a life-threatening medical episode while on duty.

Sergeant Dave Hickox, who was tasked with researching interim Police Chief Jason Ogden's Oct. 25 nomination, submitted a memorandum on the event. According to that account, dispatcher Katie Lyon h...

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