Eureka Police Department release:

At a recent promotion ceremony, we had the great honor of presenting our Challenge Coins to a few deserving citizens who gave of themselves in an exceptional manner. The Challenge Coin acknowledges valued citizens and groups who commit acts of extraordinary kindness or valor, unselfishly give of themselves to help others, or perform other good deeds that go above and beyond the normal courtesies society expects.

Allison Backman, Alex Backman, and Dr. Emily Dalton were presented the Challenge Coin for their heroic action which saved the life of a man who had collapsed at a gym on December 1, 2022. They quickly and without hesitation performed life saving measures, giving chest compressions and utilizing an AED. Their actions saved this man’s life and he was present at the ceremony as well!

Justyn Sequoia and Jose Rios were presented the Challenge Coin for their assistance in locating an at risk missing adult on September 18, 2022. As Asset Protection leaders of Target, they went above and beyond in reviewing security footage that ultimately led officers to the correct direction of travel of the missing male.

Mr. Roy Gomes, Mr. Zackariah Dickson and Mr. Logan McNeill we’re presented the Challenge Coin for coming to an officers aid and assisting with a violently resisting suspect on May 30, 2021. Thank you for demonstrating the great qualities of Valor, Service, and Community.