Three Columbus Police officers honored for their life-saving efforts

COLUMBUS – Three Columbus police officers were honored for their work to save lives.

Chief Michael Richardson presented letters of commendation to Sgt. Richie Howell and to officers Frank Dickman and Kelly Holley.

Sgt. Rickie Howell

Howell was off duty and at home on June 14th when he found out that a neighbor was having a medical emergency. Howell went to the home and provided lifesaving measures until Columbus firefighters and medics arrived.

Officer Frank Dickman

Dickman and Holley were called to the 600 block of Maple Street on June 19th and found two people and a dog unconscious in a home where a generator was running. The victims were overcome by carbon monoxide. The two officers opened windows and then carried the victims and their dog to safety. All three survived.

Kelly Holley

Richardson praised the officers for their life-saving actions, saying that “It makes me proud to know that regardless if they are on or off duty, these CPD officers responded with the professionalism that our community can be proud of.”