The Placer County Sheriff’s Office hosted the Placer Law Enforcement Agencies awards ceremony last Thursday. The following personnel from our office were awarded as follows: Deputy Wes Hoskin received the Silver Medal of Valor for chasing an armed murder suspect through Homewood, who had previously shot at officers. After a violent struggle, Hoskin was able to gain control of the suspect and place him under arrest. Air Operation deputies Van Bogardus, Mark Bracco and Kris Ulshoffer received the Silver Medal of Valor for their response to a call of an agitated suspect firing a rifle into the air. The air operations team kept watch over the suspect from their helicopter and remained overhead, despite being shot at multiple times. Senior Dispatcher Rachel Cleveland, and retired Supervising Dispatcher Christine Sawyer, received the Lifesaving Award for dispatching fire and providing CPR instructions over the phone to save a four-year-old drowning victim’s life. Detective Dan Meier received the Lifesaving Award for performing CPR on an elderly female while he was off duty. The woman regained a pulse before being transported to the hospital. Reserve Deputy Lynn Seeley received the Volunteer Recognition of Service award for his 24 years of volunteer service as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, a firearms instructor and a member of our mounted patrol. Congratulations to all those who received an award!