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Policemen awarded for saving three lives

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Three North Aurora police officers will be recognized Monday for helping three people in 2011.

Officers Mike Quinn, Randy Voss and Ryan McKiness each will receive the Lifesaving Award from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police at the North Aurora village board meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the village hall, 25 E. State St.

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Quinn was dispatched May 10, 2011, to Randall and Orchard roads for a crash between two vehicles and a motorcycle.

Quinn pulled a motorist through the window of a burning Ford Focus, helped the man to safety and used an extinguisher from this squad car to stifle the flames.

Voss evacuated an elderly woman and her dog after he responded to a call for a tree down on power lines the morning of July 11, 2011. He saw smoke coming from a home and Spruce Street after the downed lines fell on a fence, which conducted electricity into the home and melted the siding and gutters.

Voss and Quinn were both awarded the Medal of Distinguished Service.

McKiness was recognized after responding to a crash the afternoon of Sept. 20, 2011. Residents were performing CPR on a man who had crashed his car into a tree on Pinehill Court and McKiness took over until the arrival of paramedics, who used a defibrillator to save the man.

Nominations for Ebey Award: Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez is accepting nominations for the 2012 Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year award through Oct. 15.

Perez created the award in 2007 to honor Roscoe Ebey, a veteran and community member who was murdered in his Aurora Township home. Perez wants people to recognize others who demonstrate the spirit of selfless giving. Anyone wishing to nominate someone should send their nominations via email to dawnbarsanti@co.kane.il.us or by mail to Kane County Sheriff's Office, 37W755 Route 38, Suite A, St. Charles, IL 60175. The award will be presented in November and more information can be found at kanesheriff.com.

More 'No Refusal' dates coming: Last Halloween, the Kane County State's Attorney's Office worked with local law enforcement to hold a "No Refusal" weekend before Halloween, which landed on a Monday.

In a No Refusal event, prosecutors are stationed throughout the county and a judge is on call to issue a warrant if a motorist refuses to provide a breath test after an arrest for driving under the influence.

A phlebotomist also is on the clock to take a blood sample from an arrestee.

Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon also has held "No Refusal" events on Super Bowl Sunday, but he has not decided whether to hold one during the week. Halloween is on a Wednesday.

"We'll have at least one between now and the end of the year and possibly two," McMahon said.

hhitzeman@dailyherald.com

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