Officer honored for actions during knife attack


By Dennis Sullivan
The Chicago Tribune

JOLIET, Ill. — Richard Trafton won the Joliet Police Department's highest honor Tuesday, but his greatest satisfaction may have come when Jorga Sheridan thanked him for saving her husband from a knife-wielding assailant.

"You touched the lives of his parents, his children, his siblings and me," Sheridan said during the department's annual awards ceremony.

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