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Nashua Police Department officers receive honors for exceptional achievement
Select members of the city’s police force were recognized for exceptional achievement, dedication and contributions throughout the past year during the department’s annual awards ceremony on May 13.
Karlis’ was honored for successfully performing CPR on a woman who he witnessed stumbling and eventually falling to the ground last fall while walking on a city sidewalk.
Karlis also received the 2013 Nashua Police Department Officer of the Year Award.
In addition, the department’s Crisis Intervention Unit received a commendation bar for distinguished unit action. Those individuals recognized include Lt. Francis Bourgeois, Sgt. Carlos Camacho, Det. Adalberto Garcia, Det. Christopher Ditullio, Det. Phillip Costa and officers Michael Dore and Nicole Clay.
The four fallen officers honored were Officer James Roche, Officer Michael Latvis, Officer Edward Graziano and Acting Chief Armand Roussel.
Latvis died in 1956 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident while responding to an emergency call.
Graziano died in 1964 from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident while patrolling Daniel Webster Highway.
Several police volunteers also received recognition, including Mery Rose, Linda Gogolin, Eugene Mueller, Susan Curtis and Kathy Belknap.
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