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2 Freeport Police officers receive Lifesaving Award

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Two Freeport Police officers have received the department's Lifesaving Award.

Officers Ben Johnson and Gabe Gamino were recognized for responding to a vehicle fire last August. Upon arrival, they found a person trapped inside the vehicle.

Freeport Police Chief Todd Barkalow says the two officers found the driver unconscious and forced the driver's door open. They also provided medical care to reduce the man's choking and ultimately saved his life.

A minute later, the vehicle became engulfed in flames.

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