DEARBORN – Several community members were honored by Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. and the Police Department for their efforts to help stop crimes and assist people in need.
Two Life Saving Awards and six Honorable Service Awards were presented at a ceremony at the Dearborn Administrative Center. Additionally, two certificates of special recognition were given, as well as recognition of the work done by the company Target in partnering with the Police Department.
O’Reilly thanked the honorees.
“Dearborn is a great community because of people’s willingness to get involved and to look out for one another,” O’Reilly said.
Police Chief Ronald Haddad also commended those in attendance.
“We’re thankful for people like these folks, whose quick thinking and action helped to stop crimes, catch criminals, and, in some cases, save lives,” Haddad said.
The Life Saving Award honorees are:
• Terri Shepherd, an employee of the Save-A-Lot store on Telegraph Road in Dearborn, administered CPR to a man and called 911 when he collapsed inside of her store.
• Nick Angelosanto, a Ford Motor Co. employee, pulled a woman from a burning vehicle on I-94 after being involved in an accident that included a tanker on fire.
The Honorable Service Award honorees are:
• June Aboud, a city of Dearborn employee and resident, called police about suspicious people in her neighborhood, ultimately leading to their arrest for theft.
• Nabeel Osman, a Dearborn resident, contacted police when he witnessed someone damaging his neighbor’s vehicle. The person was arrested and found to be responsible for damage to more than 35 vehicles in the area.
• Dwon Laws, a Dearborn resident, contacted police about suspicious activity in his neighborhood, leading to the arrest of several people for theft.
• William Dye witnessed someone breaking into a car in Dearborn, and assisted police in locating the suspect, who was arrested for theft.
• Hassan Elzein, a Dearborn resident, alerted police to two people breaking into his neighbor’s home, leading to their arrest.
• Randal Moody assisted a woman in a Dearborn park who had been assaulted, connecting her with police.
Certificates of Recognition were presented to Home City Ice Co. manager Seth Thomas, who donated ice to senior residents who had lost power; and to 103-year-old Edward Rossman, believed to be the oldest resident in Dearborn and a longtime supporter of the community.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) also presented certificates of recognition to the honorees.