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Breck PD commends citizens

BRECKENRIDGE – One was observant, one was courageous.

The Breckenridge Police Department awarded certificates of public service to a man and woman last week for aiding officers in the field.

The department honored Karen Pringle of Breckenridge for alerting officers to a crime in progress. On Jan. 2, Pringle looked out her office window and saw four teens breaking into cars in the Lockwood Parking Lot. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers caught the boys, who were later linked to a series of vehicle break-ins.



Dillon resident Chad O’Neal went even further to assist an officer in a chase. On Dec. 8, an officer was called to a bar to check a patron’s identification. The patron ran away, and when the officer pursued, she fell on the ice. O’Neal chased the subject and sat on him until backup officers arrived.

The police department makes it a point and policy to recognize citizens who lend a hand to law enforcement, said Police Chief Rick Holman.



“It’s critical to us being successful in our job,” Holman said. “When people are willing to step forward and do the right thing, we need to acknowledge that.”


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