Downers Grove police honored for life-saving efforts
DOWNERS GROVE – Several Downers Grove police officers were honored last week for heroic acts in the last year.
Downers Grove Police Lt. Shanon Gillette presented the awards at the Oct. 8 village council meeting.
The Life Saving Award was given to officer Drew Barczak and Tom Powers, along with Sgt. Mike DeVries and dispatcher Mike Chufo for their actions to save an unresponsive 62-year-old man on June 27, 2012. Barczak chest compressions as the other two applied the defibrillator, reviving the man, who was taken to Good Samaritan in stable condition.
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