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Dalton firefighters, police officers honored

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Dalton Fire Chief Bruce Satterfield presented a certificate of commendation Tuesday morning to Engineer Josh Peek. Dalton Fire Chief Bruce Satterfield presented a certificate of commendation Tuesday morning to Engineer Josh Peek.
DPD Chief Parker presented Chris Crossen for promotion to the rank of captain DPD Chief Parker presented Chris Crossen for promotion to the rank of captain
Chief Parker presented certificates of commendation to Lt. Chip Whitfield and Tonya Baker, department accreditation manager. Chief Parker presented certificates of commendation to Lt. Chip Whitfield and Tonya Baker, department accreditation manager.

A Dalton Fire Department Engineer was commended for saving the life of an infant, one of several announcements made Tuesday by the Dalton Safety Commission.

On Aug. 5th, Engineer Josh Peek was eating with his family at Oakwood Cafe when he spotted an infant choking at another table. According to the Dalton Police Department, Engineer Peek ran over and delivered back blows and chest compressions to the child, who had turned blue. When firefighters and EMS reached the scene, Engineer Peek had restored the child’s breathing.

As a result of those “quick life-saving actions,” Peek received a certificate of commendation.

The Commission also announced Tuesday the promotion of 20 year DPD veteran Chris Crossen to the rank of captain, and a DPD reaccreditation recognizing a high degree of professionalism in law enforcement.

According to the DPD, accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies “speaks volumes for the quality and amount of effort put forth by our officers.”

Only six percent of law enforcement agencies in the United States have CALEA accreditation.  

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