In early November, the Genoa Township Board of Trustees, Genoa Police Chief Steve Gammill, and Genoa Fire Chief Gary Honeycutt recognized several township police officer and firefighters whose actions on arriving at the scenes of calls resulted in saved lives.
One of the individuals recognized during that trustees’ meeting, Genoa police officer Jim Denman, was subsequently recognized as a “Top Cop” by the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office.
In February, Denman and officer Ryan Parsons were dispatched to help an unresponsive 17-year-old male on Danbridge Way; on Oct. 1 officers Emily Breece and Denman were dispatched to help an unresponsive person on Spyglass Court; and on Oct. 19, Genoa Township Police Department officers were dispatched to Saybrook Drive to assist medics with an unresponsive male with Denman first to arrive on scene.
“Officer Denman has been involved in three unique service calls this year,” said county Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “During all three calls, his actions helped to save the lives of residents.”
O’Brien also thanked the “Top Cop” sponsor, Cracker Barrel, for providing all Top Cops with a complimentary dinner for two.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093