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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
October 16, 2014
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Five Emergency Responders to Receive the 2014 Sullivan Brother's Award of Valor

Des Moines, IOWA – Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds are pleased to honor five Iowa firefighters with the 2014 Sullivan Brother’s Award of Valor.

The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 2:00PM in the Governor’s Office.

Every day, men and women in uniform quietly serve, sacrificing their safety to keep our Iowa communities safe and secure. The Sullivan Brother’s Award of Valor is given to peace officers, EMS and firefighters who, while serving in an official capacity, distinguished themselves by the performance of a heroic act in excess of normal demands of police, EMS or fire service, where the person was aware of the threat to their personal safety.

This year, our Governor and Lt. Governor will honor the following professionals with the Sullivan Brother’s Award of Valor:

  • Captain Russ Bell, Milford Fire Department
  • Firefighter Doug Heller, Milford Fire Department
  • Firefighter Josh Lieb, Milford Fire Department
  • Firefighter Casey Carpenter, Milford Fire Department
  • Chief Bill Hook, Cambridge & Union Township Fire and Rescue Department

If you should have any further questions, please contact Mark Weidman at (515) 577-9715.


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