Embry-Riddle Honors Three Daytona Beach Police Officers
Daytona Beach, FL, September 4, 2012
Embry-Riddle President Dr. John P. Johnson recently presented plaques to three Daytona Beach police officers to honor them for protecting Embry-Riddle students on the evening of April 28, 2012, when the officers apprehended an armed suspect near Embry-Riddle student housing.
The plaques, titled “The President’s Special Recognition for Exemplary Dedication to Safety,” were bestowed on officers Mike Beres, Josh Mersereau and Chris Pearsall in a ceremony held on campus. Daytona Beach police chief Mike Chitwood also attended.
“We deeply appreciate these three officers for taking decisive action in dealing with a violent subject on Embry-Riddle property,” said Dan McCune, associate vice president for safety at Embry-Riddle. “Had it not been for their quick action, Embry-Riddle students could have been seriously hurt. Their exceptional commitment to duty equates to a safer community, and Embry-Riddle is a safer place because of them.”
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