NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801
 

Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


 

Award to Be Presented

 

Huntsville, Alabama (December 13, 2010) On December 16, 2010 at the Huntsville City Council meeting, Officer Grady Thigpen will receive a Lifesaving medal.

 

Officer Grady Thigpen Lifesaving Medal

 

Specifically, on September 06, 2010, Officer Grady Thigpen was dispatched to a suicide attempt call where a female was seated on the ground in front of her vehicle holding a gun to her mouth.  Officers Thigpen approached the woman and removed the gun from her possession, in turn ending her suicide attempt. For the actions of Officer Thigpen he will be presented with a Lifesaving Medal.