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CCPD COMMENDATIONS: City police honors 7 officers

March 26, 2013

Columbia City Master Patrolman Scott Leatherman (left) receives an award from CCPD Chief Tim Longenbaugh and Captain Tony Hively (right), for seizing 159 bundles of an illegal narcotic during a traffic stop. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

COLUMBIA CITY — “I just want to thank you all for a job well done.”

Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh offered his appreciation to a group of officers Monday afternoon at a small awards ceremony.

The department honored seven master patrolman for their valiant efforts in the last year.

Shad Hunter was given a life-saving award for “his excellent performance in the saving of a human life.”

Scott Leatherman took home his fourth patrolman medal for his “intelligent performance” during a routine traffic stop. Leatherman seized 159 bundles of Khat, an illegal narcotic from a vehicle on U.S. 30.

Tim Pittenger received his third patrolman medal for taking an illegal handgun off the streets during a traffic stop in October 2012.

Petersen was also awarded for removing an illegal handgun from the streets in November 2012.

Several officers also received letters of commendation.

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