Morris Police Officer Cole Reichenbacher is presented with a Letter of Citation from retiring Police Chief Ross Tiegs. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

Morris Police Officer Cole Reichenbacher was given a Letter of Citation award at this week’s Morris City Council meeting. While off duty on a recent Sunday morning at 2:30 a.m., Reichenbacher observed an individual stumbling in the street, possibly drunk. The officer circled the block to see if the man made it to his destination, only to find him fallen face down in a parking lot, nearly unconscious. Reichenbacher provided First Aid, and called EMS personnel. Retiring Police Chief Ross Tiegs presented the Letter of Citation to Reichenbacher, and noted that the man involved believed he would be dead if not for the officer’s actions.

Reichenbacher will also receive a Bar for his Class A uniform.

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