A Price City Police Officer was presented with a Meritorious Life Saving Award at the Price City Council meeting Wednesday evening.
Officer Ed Malmgren received the award for his actions during a response to an alleged overdose on Nov. 7.
According to a commendation letter read by Price City Police Chief Aleck Shilaos, Malmgren responded to a call in North Price and was directed to an unresponsive 19-year-old female. Malmgren was able to help clear the womanвЂ™s airway during resuscitation efforts.
The letter said, вЂњWithout the assistance she received from Officer Malmgren she would have easily died.вЂќ
Councilman Jeanne McEvoy said, вЂњI think we need to take the time to thank our Officers for what they do for us.вЂќ
вЂњThe actions [Malmgren] performed in this dire situation are commendable,вЂќ Shilaos said. вЂњ[Malmgren] upheld the standards that embrace the Price City Police Department.вЂќ
Price City Mayor Joe Piccolo congratulated Malmgren and praised local law enforcement officers from local agencies for the protection and service they provide.