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Officers Receive Award from Police Association December 06, 2018

On November 30, 2018, the Oregon Police Officers Association held its annual awards banquet concluding their training conference at the Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, OR. This awards banquet was attended by Law Enforcement Officers as well as their families representing agencies from across Oregon. Overall there were 115 separate awards given in nine different categories.

Four Police Officers from the Coos Bay Police Department were given awards that evening:

  • Officer Pete Kirk received the Medal of Honor for his response to a criminal incident that required him to make split-second decisions and act to prevent a very dangerous situation from occurring.
  • Officer Dan Henthorn received the Medal of Honor for his response to a criminal incident that required him to make a split-second decision and act to prevent a very dangerous situation from occurring.
  • Officer Darrell Babb received the Life Saving Award for his quick response to a situation that required him to perform CPR on an unconscious person until paramedics arrived. Officer Babb’s quick actions that day were critical for the person’s recovery.
  • Officer Jordan Moeller received the Life Saving Award for his quick response to a toddler that was choking and unable to breathe, Officer Moeller was able to dislodge the obstruction and clear the toddler’s airway.   

The Coos Bay Police Department is very proud of all their Police Officers, Dispatchers, Records Personnel and Volunteers for what they do for the citizens of Coos Bay each day. We are especially proud of these four Police Officers that received awards for going above and beyond to assure the safety and wellbeing of all persons that they have sworn to serve to protect.