CLINTON — The Clinton Police Department honored officers and citizens Thursday at its annual Police Memorial Ceremony.

The ceremony to mark National Police Week was held in front of the Clinton Police Department.

Two Clinton officers who lost their lives in the line of duty were honored — officer Johannes Koch who was shot and killed Aug. 4, 1926, and Officer Todd Stone who died in a collision during a pursuit Jan. 27, 1993.

Two citizen’s awards were presented this year to Thomas Naughton and James Willis Stevens.

Naughton was recognized for his actions to help a woman get out of a fire at her home April 12 in the 500 block of 14th Avenue North. He was the first to see the fire, knocked on the door and alerted the woman, who was unaware of the fire, which spread quickly and destroyed the home.

Stevens was honored for helping rescue a woman in the Mississippi River on April 24 near the North Bridge. Stevens, who was camping in the area of the river, heard the woman's calls for help. He grabbed a flashlight and filled a cooler with empty bottles for flotation, located the woman and stayed with her while floating downstream until the fire department boat located them and pulled them from the water.

 

 

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