Officer awarded Meritorious Police Service Commendation for Courage

(November 18, 2022 - Blue Ash)
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Officer Pete Bronner was honored with a Meritorious Police Service Commendation for Courage at the November 10 City Council meeting.

Meritorious Police Service Commendation for Courage
The Meritorious Police Service Commendation for Courage is awarded for an act of bravery intelligently performed involving personal risk to life, or for another life-saving act.

In the early morning hours of August 9, 2022, Officer Pete Bronner was patrolling the industrial area on Williamson Road when he suddenly encountered a severely injured eight-year-old boy that had multiple lacerations to his limbs, one of which was life-threatening.  It was later determined the child’s mother committed suicide and the child jumped through a second-story glass window to seek help.

Utilizing a wide range of personal and professional skills during this traumatic and rapidly evolving incident, Officer Bronner was able to quickly attend to the child’s medical needs by requesting EMS and applying a tourniquet. This fast thinking greatly reduced the amount of blood loss to the child and in all likelihood saved his life. Officer Bronner quickly developed a rapport with the child gathering valuable information that would assist investigators and responding officers. 

After administering lifesaving medical treatment Officer Bronner quickly turned his focus to the trauma and stress the child was experiencing by reassuring the young boy everything would be OK.  They spoke about shopping, toys, and a Spiderman movie; this brought a level of comfort and a smile to the face of this child in the midst of an overwhelming and tragic event. 

As a direct result of Officer Bronner’s diligent patrol tactics and life-saving efforts, this child reached the hospital in time for treatment and is alive today.

It is for these reasons that the City of Blue Ash Police Department would like to award Police Officer Pete Bronner with the Meritorious Police Service Commendation for Courage on this 10th day of November, 2022.