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Tag: Fife Police Department


Fife police officers receive department’s Lifesaving Award for helping save infant in April

Two Fife police officers were honored at the Fife City Council meeting on Tuesday for efforts that saved a young life.

Officers Tobin Volkman and Jeff McNaughton of the Fife Police Department were awarded the Lifesaving Award for responding to a call dealing with an infant who stopped breathing, said city spokeswoman Laurel Potter.

The award is given to officers whose quick action and sound judgment result in saving a life, she said in an email Thursday.

When Volkman and McNaughton arrived at the scene on April 1, the baby was having extreme difficulty breathing and soon stopped breathing altogether,

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Fife police raise awareness about underage drinking and driving, texting while driving at Fife High School

Members of the Fife Police Department will finish a two-day educational program meant to inform high school students on the dangers of drunk driving tomorrow at Fife High School, according to a city press release.

“Every 15 Minutes” is meant to demonstrate the dangers of drinking alcohol before driving and texting while driving. It uses demonstrations such as a staged traffic collision, videos and visits from the “Grim Reaper” to reach out to high school students, according to the release.

The final day of the two-day program wraps up at the high school tomorrow.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682