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November 15, 2009
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Fla. firefighter honored for saving officer's life

He shot armed suspect who had attacked and wrested a gun away from police officer

Sun-Sentinel

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — One of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office's combat crosses given out Friday went to an unlikely candidate: a firefighter.

It was the first combat cross the agency has given to someone who isn't a law enforcement officer. That's because County Fire-Rescue Capt. Edwin O'Berry helped stop an armed suspect who nearly beat a police officer to death. He stopped suspect Mauricio Cruz by shooting him.

But it was also with the help of 13 firefighters that the officer was rescued. Those 12 men and one woman were honored with Samaritan awards at the Sheriff's Office annual awards ceremony.

Read full story: Firefighter honored with PBSO combat cross for saving officer's life






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