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Friday, October 19, 2012

Estes Park Police Department Staff Honored For Outstanding Service

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7,800 copies distributed FREE every Friday to hundreds of Estes' popular locations. FREE ON-LINE VIRTUAL PAPER! at Ph: (970) 586-5800 Fax: (970) 692-2611 Opinions of our columnists are not necessarily the opinions of this newspaper. Publishers: Gary & Kris Hazelton Estes Park residents and owners. Editor: Kris Hazelton Ads & Website Design Specialist: Andrew Donaldson Classifieds/Reception Deanna Szuter Press releases to: All editorial, photographic content and graphic design is copyright of Estes Park News and can not be reproduced without the expressed written consent of Estes Park News, Inc. ©2012 For subscription information contact us. EP NEWS Deadlines Monday: Space reservations today! Tuesday: Copy deadline by 4:00 p.m. Classifieds: Phoned in-12 p.m. Wed Submitted to website - Weds. 1 pm go to: Our office/studio is located at: 1191 Woodstock Drive, Unit B Just down the road from B&B Food Left to right: Police Chief Wes Kufeld, Officer Jerry Twigg, Officer Corey Richards, Community Services Manager Amanda Nagl, Sergeant Rick Life, Sergeant Mark Swallow and Sergeant Corey Pass. Photo by Eric Rose Six members of the Estes Park Police Department were recognized for excellence during the Oct. 9 meeting of the Estes Park Town Board. Dispatchers Julie Sullivan, Jan Carpenter and Susan Perney received commendations from the Estes Park Police Department for their work during the Woodland Heights Fire on June 23, 2012. They were the three dispatchers on duty, working cohesively as a team to answer telephone calls and obtain information to dispatch emergency services and agency assistance. Sullivan, Carpenter and Perney answered 97 emergency 911 calls in just the first hour of the fire, plus many more calls on the administrative non-emergency line. In making the commendations, Police Chief Wes Kufeld cited the incredible professionalism they displayed while performing their duties. During the award ceremony, officers Corey Richards and Jerry Twigg were honored for their bravery during the Woodland Heights Fire. Richards and Twigg were the first emergency services personnel on scene at 11:55 a.m. The two officers immediately notified dispatch. Surrounded by homes engulfed in flames and propane tanks exploding, they went from door to door evacuating residences. The two officers were each presented with the Medal of Valor, a plaque and a bar for their uniforms. Thanks to efforts such as theirs, there were no injuries sustained and no lives lost during the Woodland Heights Fire. And finally, Police Commander Eric Rose presented Chief Kufeld with the Police Department's prestigious Lifesaving Award. On May 24, 2012, Chief Kufeld responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy. 7 and Fish Creek Road. After pulling an unconscious male from a vehicle, he cleared the individual's airway and stabilized his condition. The man was transported to the Estes Park Medical Center and made a full recovery. During the presentation, Chief Kufeld acknowledged his wife, Cindy, for her assistance in the rescue. To receive Town news in your email inbox, please email For this and other Town news, please visit Left to right: Police Chief Wes Kufeld, dispatchers Jan Carpenter, Julie Sullivan and Susan Perney, Sergeant Corey Pass and Community Services Manager Amanda Nagl. Photo by Eric Rose

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