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Washington Police, Firefighters Recognized For Brave Actions
Updated December 16, 2015 8:32 AM
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(WASHINGTON) - Two Washington Police officers and two firefighters were recognized Monday night for their heroic and brave actions earlier this month during a house fire on West Walnut Street during the early morning hours of December 4.

Those officers and firefighters were:

  • Police Chief Mike Healy
  • Patrolman Case Cummings
  • Patrolman Collin Cornelius,
  • Fire Chief David Rhoads
  • Firefighter Captain Barry Andis
  • Firefighter Lieutenant Dwayne Murphy

Cornelius and Cummings were the first to arrive at the burning house and risked their own safety to awaken the seven residents of the two apartments. Andis and Murphy rescued three of the victims from the porch roof of the burning house.

Standing before the Mayor and City Council, and a full audience in the Council Chambers, the four men heard Police Chief Mike Healey and Fire Chief David Rhoads officially read the commendations

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