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Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
July 18, 2011
Baton Rouge, LA
Officer Johnson is awarded the Life Saver Award in recognition of his dedication and commitment demonstrated on November 6th, 2010. On this date, Officer Johnson and other officers responded to an attempted suicide. Upon arrival, the officers found that the subject had set himself on fire.
Initially, the subject was calm, but when EMS tried to render medical attention, the subject stood and tried to throw himself over the third story balcony railing. Officer Johnson and two other officers grabbed the subject in an attempt to keep him from going over, but the subject continued to pull himself and the officers over the railing.
After a lengthy fight to keep from going over, the officers were able to take the subject to the ground, and restrain him long enough for EMS to sedate him. The actions of Officer Johnson and other officers surely saved this individuals life.
It is therefore, with great pride and sincere gratitude that the city of Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Police Department award this Life Saving Award to Officer Dustin Johnson this 17th day of March, 2011