KPD OFficer Honored for Saving a Life

A Kirksville officer was recently honored for saving the life of another person. Officer Tami O’Haver has been formally recognized for a Meritorious/Life Saving effort from 2015. While patrolling her district, in the early morning hours, Officer O’Haver observed a suspicious vehicle in a City Park. Officer O’Haver approached the vehicle and discovered an individual apparently engaged, and suffering medical distress, in a deliberate and premediated attempt at self-harm. Officer O’Haver intervened, prevented the attempt from moving further and called for medical assistance.

KPD says Officer O’Haver’s proactive patrol efforts, situational awareness, and initiative played a significant role in the victim’s survival. This is the second formal Life Saving Commendation for Officer O’Haver in the last 2 years.