Windermere Police Chief David Ogden presented the Police Award ofMerit to Orlando Police Detective David Andre and Windermere Police Officer Jeffrey Czwornog for their efforts in trying to revive long time resident Roger Tome, who collapsed while running. The Award of Merit is the second highest award that a law enforcement officer can receive. Detective Andre was off duty and came upon the scene and joined Officer Czwornog, who also arrived on the scene and both began lifesaving resuscitation efforts until Ocoee Fire and Rescue 39 arrived. The Chief noted that their actions "allowed the family to take comfort that every effort was taken" to help save Mr. Tome's life.
Left to right: Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Police Chief David Ogden, Detective David Andre and Officer Jeffrey Czwornog.