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posted: 4/15/2012 5:48 PM

Big month for Campton Hills police officer

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It's been quite a month for Campton Hills Police Officer Elliot Rose.

This Thursday, he will be one of 13 "heroes" honored by the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago for saving the life of a motorcyclist who crashed in August 2011 in Maple Park.

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Earlier this month, the 28-year-old Rose garnered the Rising Shields of Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

The association created the award to recognize up-and-coming, or "rising shields," in law enforcement and public safety that are making a difference throughout the state. Rose took home the honor in the Small Agency category.

"He's gone above and beyond what's expected of him," said Campton Hills Police Chief Dan Hoffman. "He's a super asset for our department in many ways, not slighting anybody else, but he's done a lot since he's been here."

Hoffman said Rose is a training officer for other Campton Hills officers who teaches CPR and DUI training.

He also has written grants that have landed the department bulletproof vests and automatic external defibrillators, or AEDs.

Rose will be one of 13 honorees Thursday by the Red Cross for helping an injured motorcyclist Aug. 28, 2011.

The motorist severed a major artery in his leg and Rose helped stop the bleeding using an ink pen and gauze, saving the man's life.

Rose and four others, including Arlington Heights Police Sgt. Nathan Hayes -- who won the award in the large agency category -- will accept their honors from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police June 9.

"It's good for (Rose), and it's good for the department," Hoffman said.

Scholarship deadline nears: The Kane County Bar Foundation is accepting applications for two $1,500 law school scholarships through April 27.

The foundation awards the scholarships thanks to donations from Kane County Bar Association members.

The Women's Bar of the 16th Judicial Circuit is funding a scholarship for a female law student and the Honorable Patrick Dixon Memorial Scholarship also will be awarded.

Applicants must be attending law school for the 2012-13 academic year and be residents of the 16th Judicial Circuit, which includes Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties, or have at least one parent or guardian reside in the circuit.

Applicants for the Dixon scholarship also must show financial need.

Dixon, a longtime Kane County judge and Geneva resident, died of cancer last year.

This is the first time a scholarship in his name is being offered.

Applications can be found at kanecountybar.org or by clicking here.

hhitzeman@dailyherald.com

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