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MPD Employees Honored

posted Jan 15, 2015, 4:46 PM by MaQuade Chesley   [ updated Jan 29, 2015, 4:35 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]
Mesquite, Nv – Tuesday, January 13, Police Chief Troy Tanner recognized Mesquite Police Department employees during Tuesday’s city council meeting. Chief Tanner presented to the Mayor, City Council, and audience a compilation of surveillance video footage and the audio from the 911 calls from the incident involving Mesquite Police Officer Quinn Averett saving a choking three year old child.

Chief Tanner publically thanked and commended Dispatcher Lori Todd and Dispatcher Mike Bennett for the prompt and skilled way in which they handled the incident. Both dispatchers were awarded plaques commending them for their part in saving the young boy’s life.

Chief Troy Tanner commended Officer Averett for answering the emergency call of service although he was off duty at the time of the incident. Chief Tanner stated “Officer Averett acted swiftly and concisely, wasting no time, in efforts to save the child. His acts were indeed heroic and resulted in a life saved that day.”   Chief Tanner presented Officer Quinn Averett with a Life Saving Award and thanked him for a job well done.

Chief Tanner concluded his presentation by stating “This emergency event highlighted the professionalism demonstrated on a daily basis by the men and women of the Mesquite Police Department.”