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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5:20:00 PM

Officers Recognized for their Extreme Bravery

Modesto, CA – Last night City Councilmembers expressed their gratitude toward officers who displayed heroic actions during a standoff earlier this year.  


On January 5, 2014 officers were called to the 1100 block of Cannes Avenue to investigate a shooting.  Knowing time was of the essence, officers on scene devised a plan to rescue a severely injured female from inside the residence, while the suspect, armed with a gun, was still inside. 


The following two Sergeants and eight officers were recognized for their extreme bravery:


Sergeant Reyna, Sergeant Kleiber, Officer Lewellen, Officer Bohanan, Officer Cuellar, Officer Starr, Officer Lamantia, Officer Swearingen, Officer Ulrich and Officer Wesley


A short video of their heroic actions was shown at the City Council meeting and can be viewed at   


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