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APD officers honored for swift water rescue

November 6, 2014

AUSTIN – Congratulations were in order at the recent Austin Police Department Commander’s Forum.
“APD Officer Traver Stefan and Officer Ricardo Medrano helped save another officer during heavy rains on September 18, the same day we sadly lost Deputy Hollis. Every day our officers are out there and put their lives on the line. Through tragedy we grow,” said Commander Nick Wright, of APD Region 4, which includes Oak Hill.
“Our officers had the tools they needed to help in this emergency and I want to commend the Austin Police Department for giving our officers extra training and tools to be prepared for as much as possible, and in this situation, the incident called upon the officers’ added skills for dealing with swift water,” said Wright.

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