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Five from IMPD honored for recent water rescue

Vehicle went into south side retention pond
Posted at 8:47 PM, Jul 24, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department honored five of its own Friday for their heroics in a June water rescue.

Chief Randal Taylor and other department brass made a special presentation at IMPD's Southeast District in recognition of the heroic acts of four officers and one sergeant in the water rescue.

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One June 27, Officer Jared Allen responded quickly to a 911 call of a car submerged in a retention pond on the city's southeast side. Allen dove into the water and rescued two teenagers who were trapped inside the vehicle. One of the teens later died. Two other young people in the car managed to get out on their own.

Allen was assisted by four others members of the department who came to the scene.

On Friday, Allen and Officer Andrew Hashley received the IMPD Medal of Bravery. Sergeant Christine Carver was given the Medal of Merit. Officers Eric Snowden and Jeremy Steward received a department commendation.