39 Pa. cops and firefighters honored for courage

'The police industry, nationwide, got some negative stories lately,' said Lt. Norman Davenport of the Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit, which received a team award for its efforts to reduce the homicide rate in the city



By Michael Brocker
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — There were moments when Upper Darby Police Officer Raymond Blohm thought about quitting his dream job and never returning to the streets again.

"I had doubts and, yes, a lot of sleepless nights at first," he said of a shooting this year that left him injured and struggling with questions about his career.

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