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La Crosse Police honors officers, citizens

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La Crosse's newest police officer, K-9 Zeus. La Crosse's newest police officer, K-9 Zeus.
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

The La Crosse Police Department presented awards to officers and citizens who helped make the city a safer place over the past year.

Twelve people were honored for their efforts including Officer Dominick Jacobs, who pulled a woman to safety when she threatened to jump from the Cass St. Bridge. 

"I don't think I went outside my duty in any way. I was in the right place at the right time. I was very fortunate to be the closest officer there," said Officer Jacobs. "I think any other officer would have responded the exact same way. Fortunately we were able to get the person the help they needed. It was a great experience."

Other honors were given to Officers Stephen Hughes and Andrew Adey for their actions during the abduction of a child during a carjacking last fall.

Joshua Leske was one of two recipients of the Citizen Award of Excellence for his assistance in saving a man's life. Margaret Meier also won for helping improve the safety and livability of her neighborhood.

The ceremony also included the swearing in of the department's newest officer, K-9 Zeus.

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