Officers awarded Medal of Valor and Lifesaving Award

Officers Akahane & Sebers with Chief Shirley

Officer Kealii Akahane has been awarded the Medal of Valor, and Officers Jeff Sebers and Caleb Worthington have been awarded the Lifesaving award for rescuing a young man in distress. The man had jumped into Phantom Lake with 50-pounds of weights in his backpack.

Officer Akahane coming out of the water (left) – Officers Akahane, Worthington & Sebers (right)

Without regard for his own safety, Officer Akahane jumped into the deep murky water and brought the man to the surface. Officers Sebers and Worthington pulled him over the railing, began CPR, and saved the man’s life. The family reports he is doing well.

Officer Akahane is only the third recipient in the department’s history who has received the Medal of Valor.

If you or someone you love is in crisis, help is a phone call away. π‚πšπ₯π₯ 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 πŸ—πŸ–πŸ– – the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for support. It’s free & confidential.

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