Officers honored for saving lives


March 26, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Ironwood Public Safety Department members are shown, from left, Paul Rickard, Michael Rimkus and Andrew Leiphart, after being honored Wednesday for extraordinary work in the field that resulted in them saving lives during the past year.


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IRONWOOD - Three members of the Ironwood Public Safety Department were honored on Wednesday for work in the line of duty that led to saving lives in recent months.

IPSD Lt. Michael Rimkus was presented with the department's Meritorious Conduct Award for his role in preventing a possible suicide. Officers Andrew Leiphart and Paul Rickard were presented with the Recognition of Life Saving Award for their role in performing CPR until medical teams arrived on the scene.

"We're trained in police, fire and medical services and we wear a variety of ha...

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