Pasadena Police to Honor 17 : Awards: Six officers and 11 civilians will be cited for heroism and community service at annual luncheon.


Eleven citizens and six police officers will receive awards for heroism and community service at the Police Department's 19th annual Police/Citizens Awards Luncheon.

The recipients include five men who subdued a bottle-wielding church robber, a man who saved a woman from drowning in a Hastings Ranch swimming pool, three cellular-phone tipsters who foiled robberies and two officers and a passer-by who helped rescue a would-be suicide on the Colorado Boulevard Bridge.

Lt. Chris Hagerty and Robert Edgerly, the city's director of adminstrative services, will share the Police Chief's Special Award for "spearheading the design and construction of a new state-of-the-art police facility and jail."

The $17-million Pasadena police headquarters, on which construction workers are putting the finishing touches, is scheduled to be dedicated next month.

The other recipients to be honored at the luncheon today are:

* Morris Goodson, Leon Robertson, Leon Hudspeth, Thomas Dean and Thermon Holliday, who were participating in a Bible study group last October when an intruder put a broken bottle to a woman's neck and demanded that church members hand over their money. When the assailant tried to get away, the five men subdued him.

"One hit him with a chair, another tackled him, the rest held him down," said Community Relations Officer Tom Delgado.

* Robert Jones Jr., who pulled an unconscious woman from the bottom of a swimming pool in June and administered artificial respiration until paramedics arrived. His action saved the woman's life.

* Nazo Manoukian and Traci Auzenne, who spotted a man stealing a car, followed him and notified police of the crime via a cellular telephone. During the chase, the robber pulled out a handgun and fired twice at Manoukian and Auzenne.

* Another cellular-phone tipster, Paul Jacobs, who called police and then followed a pair of robbers who had just stolen $112,000 from a bank in February. The robbers, seeing Jacobs following them, tried to ram his car.

* John Northcott, a San Marino police officer, who pulled a victim from a burning car after a collision at California and San Gabriel boulevards last May.

Receiving the Gold Award of Merit will be John Meyer and Officers Mike Bugh and Diego Torres, who worked together to save a woman seeking to jump from the Colorado Boulevard Bridge, risking injury in the process.

Receiving the Silver Award of Merit will be Investigator Mary Goldie, who helped identify and catch a serial rapist, and Officer James Deal, who "demonstrated skill, dedication and courage in making over 450 undercover drug buys," Delgado said.

The award presenters will be jockey Bill Shoemaker and Acting Police Chief Bruce Philpott. The luncheon will be at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel.

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