Cranston officers, K9s honored for saving lives

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Several Cranston police officers were honored in a ceremony, for saving lives.

Six officers in all were recognized for saving eight lives, including three officers who saved a family from a house fire back in June.

Detective Paula Duffy was on patrol when she saw the flames and called for back up.

“I just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” said Detective Duffy.

Officer Inspector Thomas Okolowitcz and Patrolman Stephen Lang also arrived to the scene saving the family inside.cranston k9 BOSCO

Officer Lang received his first recognition after being on the force for nearly 30 years.

“All police officers do good deeds everyday, and it’s not everyday that you get recognized so its nice to be recognized with my fellow officers,” said Officer Lang.

Their brave actions were rewarded, along with two police K9s.

16-month-old Zeus was sworn in, receiving his official police badge and number.

While a veteran of the force since 2008, Bosco, was given his official retirement sendoff.

Authorities said Bosco was directly involved in the seizure of $600,000 worth of drugs.

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