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Three CPD Officers awarded with "Chief Coins"

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Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher awarded three officers with "Chief’s Coins" Wednesday morning.

Sgt. Danny Jones and Street Crimes Response Team Investigators John Patterson and Kelly Downs received the honor for an October incident in which a suspect fired his gun at them.

"It's a pretty good honor where the chief likes to recognize publicly among each officer's peers," said Asst. Chief Tracy Arnold. "Not necessarily acts that occur in the normal day of a police officer but something that goes beyond the call of duty.">

Police say Jeffrey Frederique fired his gun at pursing officers after leading them on a chase through East Chattanooga on October 22, 2015.

Dash cam video obtained by Channel 3 shows Frederique trying to swerve his SUV into a patrol car before firing at least four shots at police and ultimately crashing his car.

Police never returned fire. The suspect's bullets missed all the patrol cars and officers and there was no damage to nearby homes.

A semi-auto handgun as well as what appeared to be marijuana, crack cocaine, and powdered cocaine were recovered from the scene.

Frederique was charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, felony evading and resisting arrest.

He's set to be arraigned before Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole next Friday.

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